According to a study called criminology it is said that a triple combo of protective software on your computer satisfies that you are fully protected against identity or password theft and malware installation. Thomas Holt, associate professor of criminal justice at Michigan State University said
Computer users “have a much better chance of not getting credit card number stolen if (they) have all three forms of protective software,”
The combo pack includes anti-virus software that detects and removes viruses and worms that results in corrupting a computer. The other two softwares called anti-spyware and anti-adware are made to protect against software that installs automatically or is installed by user and enables information to be saved about a person’s Internet use, passwords and so on. About 15 percent of respondents said they had experienced computer-related identity theft in the past year.