Because it is becoming riskier to connect to the internet, it is no longer enough to rely on your virus protection software to help protect your gadget – and all the information you store in it from being hacked. The continuous development in information and technology has brought more various kinds of viruses and malware that can easily be acquired within minutes of accessing the internet, regardless of the device that you use.
Considering this, it is important that we think about additional ways to help improve our computer’s virus protection. To help you with that, here are some tips:
- The user must always be alert and diligent when accessing the internet.
Even if you have installed the best software to protect your computer, you can still get viruses if you don’t know how to use the internet safely and correctly. You should be careful in visiting suspicious websites, opening email attachments and, more especially, in clicking links and URL’s.
If possible, copy the link and paste it to a new tab or window on your browser instead of clicking on the link. This gives you the opportunity to take a look on the website address and determine whether or not it is safe to access it. Yes, this means additional work but this will actually help prevent you from unknowingly acquiring viruses.
- Always turn off all “auto launch” options.
Check and make sure that you have all your auto launch options turned off. This will prevent emails, email attachments, and graphics from automatically opening. As a result, unknown files, unwanted updates and security checks, cookies, and many others will not be able to enter your computer without your permission. Keep in mind that these are known to be common carriers of viruses and other threats.
Implement this precaution whenever downloading from the internet. Always remember that downloadable files that are freely offered throughout the internet will most likely have viruses embedded in them. Do everything that you can to prevent these files from being downloaded to your computer without you knowing about it.
- Support your virus protection software with a firewall program and an anti-spyware.
Like what has been said earlier, one anti-virus program is not enough. To ensure that your computer, files, and data are securely protected, install supporting protection programs such as a firewall software and an anti-spyware. There are many available softwares that can be purchased in bulk. Seek the professional advice of computer technicians and specialists to know what specific type and brand of anti-virus software to purchase.
For more information on virus protection, contact PCRx Computers now.
408 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526
Your virus protection professionals.