There are thousands of viruses out there just waiting to attack your computer, in less than a minute your unprotected computer can get a virus just like that and you wouldn’t even know it.
Here are 3 easy steps to help you proof you computer from viruses floating on the web.
1. Install a security software.
This is most important for new and old computers that don’t have a security software on them. A free version can do the basic protection something like: Avast and AVG. Now having installed such software doesn’t help you fully because it needs to be updated to have the latest and newest security definitions.
2. Keep your software up to date
This is critical as windows or mac computers have updates on a month to month basis, this means that any security patches or areas of vulnerability have been fixed. Its important to stay ahead of all security threats in rewards to your computer. This year Adobe Flash and Java are two of the biggest hacker targets this year. So it would even be a good idea to disable those software’s but have been updated more recently due to constant threats.
3. Choose the right account type
When you first set up a computer, you create at least one user account. If you have several people using a computer, you can create an account for each one.
User accounts are important because they separate your files, and sometimes programs. This is good for privacy and security, as long as each account has its own password. The two major accounts are “administrator” and “standard.” One controls overall while other has limited access. This make standard great for kids and if a viruses gets in it needs an administrator permission to install.
So in conclusion, install virus software, keep your computer up to date and control your accounts.