Follow these tips to prevent any unexpected virus attack on your computer:
Try different protective software
You can enjoy a free trial of different antivirus software programs and select the one which you like the most and that suites all your needs. If you are a regular internet user, then you must install an antivirus, which provides maximum real time security and protection against all Trojans, Worms and Spyware. Even, Key loggers and Adware are not safe in front of such antivirus software. Software that can’t safeguard your computer on the internet is more than a trash. So, think again and get the most authentic software for protecting your computer.
Secure you files to a separate location
A virus can attack anytime and anywhere. It’s better to keep your files and data safe on some other location rather than keeping them on the same drive. In case, you get into some trouble and a virus attacks your PC, your data will be safe and secured. A back-up copy will do well and keep you out of stress and strain. To keep your data more secure, you can also save it in some external hard drive.
Get rid of the junk e-mails
Junk e-mail is more than a cyber menace and should be dealt with strictly. You can delete junk files and get rid of such clutter, rather than forwarding to your friends and other contacts. This way, you can stop a chain of spam mails and even help others to stay safe on internet. At least, you can stop a chain of intrusive mails and irritating spam.
Scanning is good
Regular scanning of your computer will let you know about any possible virus presence in your computer. Whenever you are performing a scan, never stop in middle of the scanning process and let the process completed itself. You can also set an automatic and regular scan through your antivirus software. No doubt, your virus scan will slow down your PC for a few minutes, but it’s good to follow this practice. Through this way, your computer will be safe than before. Scanning will keep your system well-protected and clean all the unwanted viruses and malwares from your computer and data components.
Delete cookies, clean recycle bin
Cookies can also become a lethal weapon for the hackers and virus programs to invade your PC without any restrictions. So, whenever you use internet and do some routine browsing, it’s recommended to delete your cookies and clean your browsing history. This practice will also pace up your computer and the chances of any virus attack can be narrow down easily.
Similarly, if you encounter some suspicious files in your computer and want to delete them, then destroy them permanently and clean your recycle bin as well. Removing a program from Add and Remove option can do well, but sometimes, your recycle bin can surprise you. Hence, it’s a good practice to delete all the rubbish from your recycle bin and keep your system working good.
This guest article is by Tim Edmonds, a freelance writer interested in Spyware Doctor Review.