As the threat of attack to the computers increases with again the immunity of hazardous viruses reaching advanced peaks, it’s vital to understand that it’s the user who shares more of blame than the computer itself for getting virus infected. Though there are methods to protect your computer from viruses, a basic fact should not be ignored that by simple ways and applying common sense while working on your computer you can escape from malicious attacks and save your computer from virus threats.
Let me share some basic precautionary measures that you can take to avoid the nastier virus to get launched on your computer.
1. As you carry on with your emailing processes just make sure that you don’t click on any kind of mails which look strange, unknown or anyone from whom you have never heard before. Ensure that it gets deleted and put it in the trash. Also turn off the auto-launch in your email client. Setting your computer in a way that it doesn’t auto-launch files anything from html pages to any kind of updates will help you tackle virus problems from the front end.
2. Don’t download anything from anywhere, especially with some clients whose files are not properly ‘protected’. Gather information about such downloads first from information providers before venturing in to anything adventurous as this. It will cost you heavily if you don’t pay attention here.
3. Scan the files before saving them using advanced anti-virus programs such as Kaspersky or Norton. However remember that Norton too can’t successfully encounter disastrous viruses such as the latest ‘Spyware version’. For that attempt scanning them in something like Yahoo could help a bit as it has anti-virus programs including Norton.
4. You may also set up a Soft-ware fireball but kindly don’t completely depend on it and parallel set up a hardware fireball as well. This hardware fireball is also known as a router and is very easy to maintain.
5. Any attachment on your email with a picture or a screen extension mostly ought to be viruses. Though pictures will not have any viruses so far still it would be advisable to not click on the very name ‘picture’ with a curiosity to see it. It might be camouflaged and store virus behind the name.
6. Instruct your kids properly before they surf the net especially leaving your data open right in front of their eyes. Explain them well in advance the safety measures implemented while browsing online.
Do you really value your important or confidential data that you have stored in your PC? I guess you surely do. Viruses can do things enough to make you scratch your head as it will not only slow down your computer, damage software, steal files for unknown thieves or pranksters or delete the information so dear to you.
Just remember that it takes hell of a time creating an important data as your own and so it becomes your ethical responsibility of taking care and protection from harmful viruses that can easily destroy it in a very less time.