The sad reality is that there are people in this world who would
love to hack into your computer or force offensive and immoral
material in front of your family. Some do it just for jollies, some
do it to collect information about you, some do it to steal your
information, some do it just so they can say they did it. Don't take
and spying lying down. Protect yourself!
The items presented on this list are by no means an exhaustive
list. They represent items that we use, our customers use, and items
that we've heard good things about. If you're aware of an item you'd
like to see listed here, please let us know.
Additionally, some of the items listed on this page are free. The
cost of the item is not necessarily related to the quality. We've
seen excellent (sometimes superior) performance from some of the
free items. Read more from PCMag.
NOTE: Aledo BroadBand does not support any of
the following items.
A firewall is a piece of hardware or software that protects your
computer by making sure that only legit data is allowed to come in
or go out from your computer.
Some hackers like to cause trouble for your computer by writing
special software that can wreak havoc on your computer or your
network. The only way to guard against them is to install anti-virus
software on your computer AND KEEP IT UPDATED. New viruses come out
every week, so keep your anti-virus software updated on a regular
Spyware is a term used to describe software that monitors your
activities and "phones home" to report your activities
without your knowledge. Spyware is currently legal, but that doesn't
mean it's ethical. While spyware generally doesn't corrupt your computer's
data, in can affect your computer's performance considerably. Here's
an article from PC
Magazine about the effects of spyware.
The Internet is full of everything that mankind has to offer -
both treasure and trash. A content filter is a software program you
install on your computer to block undesirable websites, spam, emails,
pictures, etc. There's no such thing as a perfect content filter, but they can help make a
difference. By installing these programs on your computer, you
are in complete control of what (if anything) you block.
NOTE: Aledo BroadBand does not support any of the above items. Each
of these programs has been tested to work on our system. However, if
you have any of these software programs and need support, please
contact the respective software vendors.