It Is The Right Time To Say Goodbye To Malware – Semalt Advice
Any computer user can fall victim of the numerous methods used by a scam artist to inject malware and viruses to their computer. Connecting a computer online when it has inadequate security software exposes the user to various security threats. A single click on a suspicious link or pop-up ads can download malware and viruses into the computer to cause serious harms as hackers can use the opportunity to monitor logins and attack the security details of the user to facilitate identity theft, con, and many other damaging activities.
This article written by Max Bell, the Semalt Customer Success Manager, provides simple protective recommendations against downloadable malware, Trojan, and other viruses.
Keep Security Software Updated
The computer should have an antivirus software that is always updated. An active anti-spyware and antivirus software can facilitate monitoring of the computer activities to safeguard against malware and viruses. An appropriate configuration of the firewall coupled with automatic updating of the security system can guarantee the safety against Trojan.
Type URL on Browsers Instead of Provided Links
Clicking on a link shared on an email is a shortcut to the internet, but it can expose the user to Trojan and malware. Hackers can share the seemingly legit links through emails where a click on the link downloads malware and viruses used to steal personal information to conduct scams. Typing the links directly on the browser offers a secure alternative to the browser.
Don't Open Suspicious Files
Unless the sender of an email attachment is certainly familiar, it is not advisable to open them. Scam artists may use email attachments to spread malware and viruses. Double check the address of the sender or scan the attachment using a security software.
Use Trusted Websites to Download and Install Software
Free games, movies and software downloads can sound appealing to many but can cause a lot of damage. Malware and virus coders target innocent computer users who follow their persuasion to facilitate their scams. Downloading from untrusted websites may install unknown malware into the computer. Make all downloads from trusted sites only.
Adjust 'Drive-by' Downloads to Minimum
Set the browser security to detect any unauthorized downloads. Medium security settings in Internet Explorer can identify and block illegal downloads to ensure safety against malware and viruses.
Use Pop-up Blockers
Clicking on pop-up or links on the pop-up appearing on a website can install Trojan and other viruses into the computer. Close pop-ups or install pop-up blockers to do the job for you.
Don't Purchase Software shared in Email or Messages
Responding to random emails or messages that call for installation of software may infect the system with malware and viruses. By clicking on the provided links, Trojan may install to cause damages.
Talk about Computer Safety
Sharing security concerns to siblings and young people on online malware and viruses sets them informed. They can refrain from the blind following of suggested links and make decisions to avoid malware and viruses.
Conduct Data Regular Backup
Making regular backups of any data in the computer can safeguard documents when attacked by Trojan. Users can restore documents destroyed by malware and viruses.