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A Utility program is a computer software program that helps maintain and improve the efficiency of your computer system. When we think of the word "utility", we think sometimes of water, gas, electric, heat - things that we need in addition to the building in which we live. You can think of computer utility programs as things we need in addition to our computer system.

This is especially true when the average person is using an Internet connection. In a sense, you are opening a "door" to an large amount of other computers, some which are programmed by good users and some which are programmed by bad users. There are several ways you can protect your computer from the unwanted computers programs placed in websites and e-mails, and we can use the following utility programs to help us. There are a great many utility programs that do a whole lot of different things to enhance your computer, but today we are only going to talk about a few of them pertaining to the Internet.

Please click on the links below to begin to learn about utility programs.



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