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To Serve And Protect

If you're worried about viruses or hackers wreaking havoc on your system, take some precautionary measures-and breathe a little easier.

This story appears in the April 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The best way to make sure your computer is ready to do battle with its many potential enemies is to load it up with software designed to protect it from potential hackers and evil viruses.

Think of your computer as an extension of yourself: You don't run into the street without looking both ways, and you don't blindly enter crime-ridden areas without taking precautions. Simply put, letting your guard down makes you susceptible to all sorts of bad things.

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