Today we will learn, how to protect your computer from unwanted monitoring using windows firewall. So, keep moving to the next part of this article.
Computer or user activity monitoring is a well-known trick to monitor someone’s internet activity. It is a standard way to track if your employees are productive or not. So, this kind of monitoring is ethical for the corporate environment. But I think, nobody likes to being monitored in his personal computers as well as it is related to privacy and security both. Nobody likes to share their private talk, and particular matter’s related to their home and family.
So, how do you detect if you suspect being monitored by someone else over your computer? It is tough to track in the windows system, but it is possible if the hacker installs some malicious software that sends the data to the third party. This way, your personal information or financial information can be easily compromised by third parties or even in the hand of criminals, and you can fall a significant risk of identity theft or lose money.
So it is indeed a risk for computer user’s to handling their confidential data throughout a hacked or infected computer system. Here’s what you can do to protect your computer:
Check your computer programs regularly:
Limit the install of unknown applications or software as well as check your system regularly. To check your application go to the Start > Control panel > Programs and features. And find the software that you do not recognize or remember to install. Uninstall this software immediately. Some spy programs contain words like VNC, RealVNC, TightVNC, UltraVNC, LogMeIn, GoToMyPC, etc. VNC is referring to Virtual Network Connection. Uninstalling this type of program is the first step to secure a PC from monitoring.
How to protect your computer using Firewall:
Windows Firewall is a built-in system to protect privacy and this type of data theft. To protect your computer using Windows Firewall you can do the following:
Go to your Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Windows Firewall > Allowed Programs. Click on the Change Settings button and uncheck Remote Assistance and Remote Desktop. In this way, no one can connect to your computer unless your firewall allows it. You can also find the unfamiliar program and uncheck the network access for these applications using this method.