The Computer Anti-virus:
Software that has been created to protect our computer from Threats. In today’s world, a computer without any Anti-virus software installed is 98% guaranteed to get infect.
Today I am going to walk you through a few tips to keep your computer and data Protected:
Here’s a look at a few tips and tricks for how to best protect your computer from viruses and malware in addition to installing a good Anti-virus.
There are a vast number of different anti-virus programs available.
Trend Micro Antivirus
Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus
Some antivirus software does a good job of protecting your computer from malware threats, I recommend running an anti-malware program alongside the Anti-virus. In addition to detecting dangerous threats, they are also great at finding ad tracking cookies and other unwanted bugs that you may collect while browsing the internet.
Make sure that your computer is always updated. The windows updates are vital in protecting your computer against unwanted threats. Having a healthy Operating system is very import in the provision and removal of virus that can infect your computer.
Email attachments have become one of the most common ways that hackers send virus and hacking tools. Attachment is essentially the Trojan horse sent to gain access to your computer without you know.
So, having an Anti-virus that can scan your emails before they are opened is the best defence for this. But you also need to be proactive when opening emails as the Anti-virus can only do so much. Your anti-virus can not block a phishing email as it has no attachments, it then falls on you to make sure that the email is from a legitimate source.
Browsing the Internet:
Here are three things you need to pay attention to when browsing the big wed web.
- Avoid Suspicious Websites
- The internet is both wonderful and Scary.
- Beware of Pop-Up Windows
- If one appears unexpectedly, look at it carefully to check if it’s actually coming from your software or whether it’s something on your web browser. If in doubt, don’t click it.
- Don’t Open Suspicious Links
- Always try and ensure that the links that your accessing are safe.