This will be a pretty basic article, but if you just started using your laptop, then this will be a great way to learn about the additional programs you need to have. So, what is Software? Basically, software is the instruction or data required to run any program on the computer. Every laptop comes with basic software applications like a simple text editor. But apart from the most basic applications, your laptop needs a few more must for optimum capacity.
Let us learn about these must have software application in details:
- Anti-virus software: The first and the foremost application your laptops needs is the anti-virus software. With so many potential viruses, your laptop needs protection and anti-virus software does the needful. It prevents your laptop from malware infections, online threats, social media threats, phishing scams, and unwanted pop-up advertisements. Once you have installed this software, you can relax as you are safe from all types of viruses. This software scans and detects any threat to your computer with its timely scans.
- Anti-Spyware / Anti-Malware Software: Did you know that there are potential hackers waiting to steal data from your computer? This software is a must for every laptop as there is so much risk of data being hacked by hackers. It does not take a hacker long to figure out your bank account details and personal data. Your computers security should be your first priority. In this case, an anti-spyware software comes to your rescue. This software helps to detect suspicious file behavior. The best part of this software is that while it’s scanning the data, it does not hamper your laptop speed.
- Browser Software: A so called web browser enables you to open, read and access the internet. There are web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera. The best web browser should be fast, safe and be compatible with your operating system. It should be user-friendly and should be able to load fast. This web browser software application also gives customized toolbar, search engine, and bookmarks. You can also open multiple browsers at a single time. Though no browser is safe and does pose a threat for identity theft and malware attacks, there are some browsers that do have advanced security features. This coupled with your anti-virus and common snse will prevent potentially harmful websites from damaging or hacking your system.
- Acrobat PDF: PDF is also known as Portable Document Format invented by Adobe. This software is basically used for downloading word documents, merging or splitting documents, watermarking the documents or just simply read them. PDF documents can be sent anywhere just like an email. You can edit and share the PDF file contents. Many businesses prefer this software application as they have to deal with documents on daily basis. This software is compatible with any operating system.
Software applications are made for the benefit of the user. The data you access on your laptop is a gateway to many potential and illegal hackers and threats. Hence before downloading or installing any application, make sure, that the application is authentic and legal. All websites are not trustworthy. Some software applications are free or easily downloadable and some are paid. When it comes to your laptop’s security and safety, do not compromise.