Viruses have already become one of the most serious threats to computer security, leaving a path of destruction and havoc in their wake. Every year, virus attacks and outbreaks cost businesses and individuals alike, thousands of dollars in damage and systems. But the most common cause of computer virus attacks is still the user’s ignorance.
Ignorance is bliss, however, if you are a PC user and have not already taken preventative measures to secure yourself. Here are some of the measures you can take to protect your computer:
1.) Protect Your Download Items
If you share any downloading links or you allow others to have access to your download directory, you are risking the integrity of the files contained within that download. It is better to prepare and protect your directories now than have to lose a sale and ruin your credit card information.
2.) Protect Your Directories
Most hosting companies automatically set up the security features they offer for the users who utilize their services. You have to specially take care of the security features set up on your site. What you need is not the features and the equipment, but rather the regular maintenance of the scripts and the scripts alone.
3.) Protect Your Files
Let’s face it, Internet files are not as secure as CDs and DVDs. If you let your files pile up, exposing them to one virus or another, you are liable for the loss. Better get out of those files as soon as possible.
4.) Protect Your Browser
The most common problem on the Internet is the browser. We all use Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and their peers. No matter how you use a browser, you must keep it updated — either regularly or after every use. Better still, learn how to hide your IP address. This is the only reliable way to protect yourself from hackers.
5.) Protect Your Computer
We all know that viruses can damage our computers, but what if the virus is a component of the system software or an enormous software library that was updated manually? Those pieces of software that were not updated would be attractive to viruses.
6.) Protect Your Wi-Fi Router
The Wi-Fi router comes with a setup screen that allows you to choose whether to connect to the internet or to your network. Anyone who knows what they are doing can damage your network by disabling the protection on your router and enabling pornographic websites.
7.) Protect Your Operating System
Allow Windows to make changes to your computer, perhaps by installing a new copy of Windows or even installing an upgrade. When you allow this to happen, you are at risk. It would be better to go several weeks or even months until you are certain that you are not at risk of attack.
8.) Protect Your Backup Files
Backing up your files can be a perilous task. It is better to make a backup of all of your computer files before you fully uninstall Windows. Better still, if you are going to uninstall Windows, do it in one step and then format the hard drive and install Windows again.
9.) Protect Your Gmail Account
If you use Gmail, chances are good that in your inboxes will be a message informing you that you have won a prize or that you have won a lottery. You can then click through to your account to view your choices. Of course, don’t follow that advice and don’t fill out the various forms. Watch out for emails that show you have won lotteries or that you have worked from home to earn double income.
These are all bogus emails. Never trust an email that has you working for your money. In addition, earn double income and working from home is a great way to earn money, but sending that information to others is not proper or safe. If you have a high time demand on your time, then you might consider asking for help before sending anything of this nature.
There are many other points of attack that are designed to make you a target for attack. It will help to strengthen your target by targeting these points of attack and minimizing the damage as well as increasing the time it takes to bring you down.
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