4 Necessary Steps You Should Take When You are Online
Whenever you connect to the internet you are opening your computer to harm. That is a fact, if someone tells you differently they don’t know what they are talking about. At the start of the internet this was true, but that was over 30 years. Now the digital world is very different, both in a good way but also in a very bad way. This is the reason that antivirus software and other similar products where created, which by the way is a billion-dollar industry. They are there to protect you and your PC, or to be more precise ‘Your Personal Data / Information’ .
It is not your fault that you got viruses, however you should take the precaution to stop this from happening again as well as reduce the risk of it happening again. As sometimes you will not be able to stop it happening.
Keep PC Clean:
It is important that your PC stays clean if you use the internet. Clean from the ‘bad, harmful objects’ that are also known as spy ware, adware or viruses.
There are many different types of harmful objects but luckily there exist also cure to keep your PC protected.
A must have Software:
The two most important protection software you must have, is an antivirus and an anti-malware . There is no need to purchase 30 different kinds of anti-spy ware software. But may be a couple of free ones and one main paid one.
Malwarebytes – https://www.malwarebytes.com/
Norton – https://www.norton.com/
Bitdefender – https://www.bitdefender.com/
If you want to know more about threats to a computer read our article ‘10 Questions To Ask Yourself To See If You Are Spyware Savvy ’ it will help explain a few ides.
However, you must choose two software which will protect your PC. These will work in the background automatically. Some anti adware products also heal spy ware not just adware.
The software will block spy ware and adware. However, you should also use the software when you are offline. You should scan your PC using both software’s at least once a week. That will clean any harmful objects. These objects can make a lot of harm to your PC. Although any good anti-virus and anti-malware will be running in the background, protecting you as you use your computer. But you should still run these once a week manually.
If you download software/movies/images/videos or any other thing from the internet it is recommended that you scan those items. Before opening them right click on them and use your antivirus to scan them. This is the most common way that a computer is infected, people open without thinking. The file could be an attachment on an email, a link offering a free prize, it could be anything that allows storing a file on your computer.
Go to Control Panel to turn on Firewall. Firewall is also an ongoing protection which is very important. Once you have your software’s installed, and anything is better than nothing, these products will help you protect your PC and you get back the freedom you deserve. Remember that prevention is better than cure and safer.