TIPS TO PROTECT PC FROM MALWARES
How to keep your PC protected from Malwares
WHAT IS A MALWARE
Malware is a term used for any type of
software or code that is infected.
If your computer get infected with malware, it
can put in danger the system security and
effect its functioning.
As a result, it’s important to take the proper
precautions to reduce odds of an infection.
TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER
By following these steps you will be able to prevent a
malware threat from occurring and keep your computer
TIPS.1 INSTALL A QUALITY ANTI VIRUS
For example, programs like Norton, Microsoft Security
Essentials and AVG are trusted for protecting computer from
various types of threats like Trojan horse, worms, and
viruses. Along with the initial installation, you should watch
for anti-virus updates to be maintain their functioning. While
certain programs are somewhat costly, it’s well worth it to
keep your computer safe. Microsoft Security Essentials is
one of the better free ones. It’s easy to set up and use. It is
also lightweight, so it won’t drag down computer
TIPS.2 BE CAUTIOUS WHEN DOWNLOADING
FILES OR SOFTWARE TO YOUR COMPUTER.
Sometimes peoples get themselves in problem by
downloading items like toolbar or extra programs that they
think will enhance their computer. Un-trusted programs can
be teeming with malware that can damage your PC. Bit
torrents in particular notorious for this, and should be
avoided. There is more and more malware being found
within Facebook programs and links. To prevent an attack
you should only download file or software from a trusted
TIPS.3 BE WARY OF OPENING EMAILS WITH
ATTACHMENTS FROM UN-TRUSTED SOURCES.
These types of attachments contain malware that can quickly
overtake your computer and cause damage. In some
cases, scammers conceal malware in bogus attachments. If you
happen to come across a file that ends in .exe, you should be
especially cautions because they are commonly malware
program. To avoid this problem, you should simply delete any
email attachments that look questionable and aren’t from
someone you trust.
TIPS.4 AVOID USING SHARED DISKS AND
SHARING A USB WHENEVER POSSIBLE.
Every time you use one of this, it puts your computer at
risk for an infection. Once you double click on the drive,
there is a potential for a virus to latch onto your computer.
Incase you have to use a shared disk, you should use a
single right click on the drive and allow your anti-virus
program to scan for possible threats. Doing so should
reduce your chances of acquiring malware.
TIPS.5 USE A NON-ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT
IF YOU ARE USING WINDOWS.
This preventative measure is helpful because an administrator account
has the option of installing new software which can lead the problems
with infections. Since it’s unlikely that you will have to continually install
new software on a daily basis, having a non-administrator account will
reduce the likelihood of malware infiltrating your computer and making
detrimental changes. Note that you can still install software from a
limited account, but it provides a popup that will ask for the administrator
password before it does.
TIPS.6 INSTALL REAL-TIME ANTI-SPYWARE
Users mistakenly believe that a single anti virus program with integrated
spyware protection provides sufficient safeguards from adware and
spyware. Unfortunately, most free anti spyware programs do not provide
real time or active protection from adware, Trojan and other spyware
infections. while many free programs can detect spyware threats once
they’ve infected a system, typically fully paid and licensed anti spyware
programs are required to prevent infections and fully remove those
infections already present.
TIPS.7 KEEP ANTI-MALWARE APPLICATIONS
Antivirus and anti-spyware programs require regular signature and
database updates. Without these critical updates, anti-malware
programs are unable to protect PCs from the latest threats. Computer
users must keep their antivirus and anti-spyware applications up to date.
All Windows users must take measures to prevent license
expiration, thereby ensuring that their anti-malware programs stay
current and continue providing protection against the most recent
threats. Those threats now spread with alarming speed, thanks to the
popularity of such social media sites as Twitter, Facebook, and My
TIPS.8 PERFORM DAILY SCANS
Occasionally, virus and spyware threats escape a system's active
protective engines and infect a system. The sheer number and volume
of potential and new threats make it inevitable that particularly inventive
infections will outsmart security software. In other cases, users may
inadvertently instruct anti-malware software to allow a virus or spyware
program to run.
Regardless of the infection source, enabling complete, daily scans of a
system's entire hard drive adds another layer of protection. These daily
scans can be invaluable in detecting, isolating, and removing infections
that initially escape security software's attention.
TIPS.9 SURF SMART
users should never enter user account, personal, financial, or other
sensitive information on any Web page at which they haven't manually
arrived. They should instead open a Web browser, enter the address of
the page they need to reach, and enter their information that way,
instead of clicking on a hyperlink and assuming the link has directed
them to the proper URL. Hyperlinks contained within an e-mail message
often redirect users to fraudulent, fake, or unauthorized Web sites. By
entering Web addresses manually, users can help ensure that they
arrive at the actual page they intend.
TIPS.10 USE A HARDWARE-BASED FIREWALL
Technology professionals and others argue the benefits of software- versus
hardware-based firewalls. Often, users encounter trouble trying to share
printers, access network resources, and perform other tasks when deploying
third-party software-based firewalls. As a result, I've seen many cases where
firewalls have simply been disabled altogether.
But a reliable firewall is indispensable, as it protects computers from a wide
variety of exploits, malicious network traffic, viruses, worms, and other
vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, by itself, the software-based firewall included with
Windows isn't sufficient to protect systems from the myriad robotic attacks
affecting all Internet-connected systems. For this reason, all PCs connected to
the Internet should be secured behind a capable hardware-based firewall.
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