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How to Keep Your Computer Safe and Secure

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Here are a few tips to think about when trying to make you computer safe and secure.

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How to Keep Your Computer Safe and Secure

  1. 1. www.tristaritsupport.co.uk Providing complete IT solutions since 2001 Call us: 0844 939 0333 Our Top Tips for PC Security How to Keep Your Computer Safe and Secure
  2. 2. www.tristaritsupport.co.uk Providing complete IT solutions since 2001 Call us: 0844 939 0333 Keeping Your Computer Safe The safety and security of your personal computer is something you’ve probably been dealing with for quite a long time. In order to make your online experience fully secure and virus free, we’ve put together some helpful tips to help you make a safer internet journey.
  3. 3. www.tristaritsupport.co.uk Providing complete IT solutions since 2001 Call us: 0844 939 0333 Check Your Firewall You may have heard of a firewall, but may not have fully understood what it does. Firewalls are programs that monitor the traffic both incoming to your machine, and outgoing from it. Ensuring that you have a firewall installed and turned on prevents criminals from being able to access your files.
  4. 4. www.tristaritsupport.co.uk Providing complete IT solutions since 2001 Call us: 0844 939 0333 Regularly Back-Up Your Files Having a regular back-up system in place ensures the safety of all your files. Backing up doesn’t only protect your files from data thieves, it can be a life saver when it comes to any system crashes that may occur. Regular backups also allow you to roll back to previous versions of your files in case you need to access an earlier edition.
  5. 5. www.tristaritsupport.co.uk Providing complete IT solutions since 2001 Call us: 0844 939 0333 Stick to Reputable Websites When browsing websites, you may think that if the search result is on Google, it is safe. Sadly, a few websites are out there solely to infect your computer with malware. When browsing online, there is one simple way to avoid rogue websites. Safe URLs begin with HTTPS and will have a little green lock icon in the URL box.
  6. 6. www.tristaritsupport.co.uk Providing complete IT solutions since 2001 Call us: 0844 939 0333 Avoid Opening Emails From Unknown Senders Every once in a while, you may receive an email from a unknown sender. Rather than opening it, delete it straight away, especially if it contains an attachment and you weren’t expecting any emails. Even emails from people in your address book can contain viruses and links to bogus websites if their account has been hacked. Always double check!
  7. 7. www.tristaritsupport.co.uk Providing complete IT solutions since 2001 Call us: 0844 939 0333 Keep All Sensitive Information Secure No matter who is asking for your personal information, keeping it safe should be your priority. The majority of large companies will state that they will never ask you any personal information online. Even divulging information such as your first pet’s name or your mother’s maiden name may lead to identity theft.
  8. 8. www.tristaritsupport.co.uk Providing complete IT solutions since 2001 Call us: 0844 939 0333 Avoid “Too Good to be True” Deals Sadly, more often than not, deals that seem too good to be true usually are. Even using well-known shopping sites can be hazardous when it comes to finding a deal which looks too good to pass up. Always check the reviews of the seller to make sure they are a legitimate business and have a positive customer rating from a large number of people.
  9. 9. www.tristaritsupport.co.uk Providing complete IT solutions since 2001 Call us: 0844 939 0333 Keep Your Anti-Virus Up to Date More and more viruses being created and distributed every day, infecting thousands of PCs. Keeping your anti-virus software up-to-date ensures that you are protected from all recent viruses. Most anti-virus software will automatically update to the latest virus definition file when connected to the internet in order to protect you straight away.
  10. 10. www.tristaritsupport.co.uk Providing complete IT solutions since 2001 Call us: 0844 939 0333 Now that you are all clued up, get surfing those internet waves safely! Brought to You By: www.tristaritsupport.co.uk For all your IT support needs, contact us by calling 0844 939 0333 today.

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