Jenil Vasani

A TECH STORY TELLER

Help prevent computer viruses

In computer world there is nothing that gurantee the security of your PC upto 100%.

So incase if you want to be secured you can use some of the security applications like firewall, keep our system up-to-date, Updating your antivirus software.

There are various antiviruses availabe in the market but as per my views is use Microsoft Security Essentials.

The best Tip i can give is since there is no security guaranteed,it’s important to back up critical files on regular basis before you meet with viruses and such other problems.

Some steps to avoid viruses and be safe

  • Use Internet Firewalls :-  These Firewalls acts as filters and are available in Windows 7,Windows Vista, WIndows XP SP2 and are turned on as default.
  • Visit Microsoft Updates:-  Don’t forget to install the updates available by Microsoft every month.If your Operating System is up-to-date you will be provided the updates of Microsoft Office and other Microsoft updates and patches related to it.
  • Subscribe to antivirus software and keep it current. MSE has free download availability for Windows Seven,Vista,XP but only for genuine users not for those who have installed cracked System. Directly go to the download page.
  • Never open the e-mail attachments from the persons you don’t know.
  • Avoid opening the attachments unless you are sure what that attachment has because that attachment can hack your account.
  • Keep changing your Passwords weekly and select the passwords which has Alphabets,Numbers,Special Symbols for eg: Training12$ this is the best passwords combination which is difficult for a hacker to hack and its also time-consuming.
  • Internet Explorer 8 popularly known as IE8  has various functions like Accelerators  , Private Browsing etc.. which helps users in securing their data.
  • Before opening any portable device do check or scan once either it has viruses or not. If your portable is used  in some places like cyber,College labs etc.. there is a possibility that, that system can contain viruses.
  • Use a standard user account unless you need to use an administrator account.

By using all these tips there is very less possibility that your computer will be affected by viruses.  on 9th Feb of this year Safer Internet Day launched the campaign Think B4 U post.

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February 12, 2010 - Posted by | Anti-Hacking, Microsoft

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