How to protect computer from viruses and malware
Now make your computer full proof before virus strikes
Threat from malware
We all are aware of the numerous threats from viruses, trojans and other malwares to our computers . Our world has narrowed down to the use of computers for almost all our activities . Hence the extent of damage that a malware can do would likely extend to our personal details as well . Thus it is very important to protect our computers from potential damages .
Steps to protect our computers
1) Install antivirus
Antivirus softwares check the presence of any malware that may have persisted on the computer due to various reasons . These may be either via USB drive, installation files , downloaded content, fraudulent email attachments . Thus to ensure safety one must definitely have an antivirus software installed on their computer . Also it is to be noted that majority of free antiviruses hardly provide any real protection . Professional grade antiviruses should be used . some of the best antivirus are Avast,Kaspersky,AVG. For complete list visit https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-10/april-2016/ .
2) Ensure regular scans
The computer can get infected at any time while surfing the internet or other sources. Hence scheduled scans should be performed to enable better protection.
It is always beneficial to keep a second malware scanner for better protection. A single antivirus can hardly detect all the viruses and malware and a couple won’t harm.
3) Have a real time scanner
It is always beneficial to keep a second malware scanner for better protection. A single antivirus can hardly detect all the viruses and malware and a couple won’t harm. One of the best such scanner is Malwarebytes. With this you can have real time protection and remove unwanted malicious programs.
4) Never venture untrusted emails
Many a times the computer gets infected due to malicious content that gets downloaded by clicking on unwanted email attachments. Delete any untrusted email and never download its contents. The malware might be attached to a picture or any file .
5) Browse safely
One should be very careful while surfing. There are many fraudulent sites that redirect to a different website all together and downloading malicious content. Most of the antivirus provide real time web surfing protection which can be used to our advantage. As much as possible always visit safe sites mentioned by the antivirus.
NOTE- These steps ensure high grade protection but however sometimes infection can occur one must also ensure hardware firewall protection.