how to keep your computer safe from threats
Most of the time just installing an antivirus in your computer does not guarantee it to be free from threats, so in this articles we will be looking dome tips to keeps your computer free and safe from threats.
1.Install Anti-Virus Software
Installing an antivirus is the most effective way to protect your PC from threats. There are many free anti-virus software available on the internet e.g Avira, Avg , norton etc. Apart from the virus, there are other software that specifically target other threats including malware, spyware, and Trojans, among others that slow down the performance of your computer, some of those software are Malware anti-byte, Webroot, nortonlife etc.
2. Keep Windows up to date
There is a common rule in software development that says “They can’t be a perfect system” and Microsoft windows is not an exception to that , which is why Microsoft issues small operating system updates every Tuesday and larger updates once or twice a year. These will be downloaded and installed automatically by Windows Update, but only if this feature is properly configured.
Windows Update cannot be switched off by default in Windows 10, you should be receiving updates already. However, if you’d like to check for a new update, search Windows Update from the Start Menu and click Check for updates.
3.Turn on the Windows firewall
Windows has a built-in ‘firewall’ that protects your PC from unwanted attention via the internet. This software firewall is enabled by default and works alongside any hardware firewall that’s built into your home broadband router. Check its settings by typing “check firewall” in the Start menu search box and choosing Check firewall status from the results.
Three green tick marks mean the firewall is working normally – if not, select each one to turn the firewall on.
You cannot prevent other devices from connecting to your computer – flash drives, external storage devices, and smartphones. Make it a habit that you thoroughly scan these external devices before accessing them to avoid entry of viruses.
5.Use Trusted Browsers
Hacker sometimes attack people by using fake browers, so is better to use browsers that are common and are known to be safe and trusted. The most reliable browsers available are Firefox, Safari, and Chrome. These browsers have built-in security features that minimize the risk of your computer from acquiring viruses, malware, etc. You can also check the security and privacy settings of the browsers where you can manage certain areas in the browser that strengthens the security.
Apart from they Tips listed above some other that could be add are protecting your emails, be selective on your websites and filter your downloads.