Massive WannaCry ransomware attacks hits worldwide and everyone want to protecting their system from unwanted virus and hackers. Today in electronics age our data is very important for everyone, that can be included our personal and financial information too. So we want to secure our data.
Your data is your private parts that may be your pictures, contacts, banking access, social logins or conversions. If someone get you data, can easily misuse it. And you will know it after the big loss.
5 Simple Steps to Protect your Computer:
Here is our simple steps, that will help you to fight from virus and hackers-
Updating your OS:
It’s very good way to secure your PC from Virus and hackers to update your OS to updated version. Windows 10 have automated updating feature, So If you are using Windows 10. So you don’t need to worry about updated patches. If you are a old Windows user and still use Windows 8 or Windows 7, You need to turn on automatic update feature from setting. Windows is most popular OS so hacker mostly target Windows users.
Using a Updated Antivirus / Internet Security:
Internet Security and Antivirus plays most important role in your system protection too. There are too many popular Antivirus in web (eg- Avast, AVG, Kaspersky, Norton). You can choose best Antivirus/Internet Security according to your uses and budget. If you have no budget for paid Antivirus, you can choose free version also. You only need to install Antivirus if you are old version of windows user. Because Windows 10 have Windows 10 Defender, which is best antivirus for Windows 10 and help your PC to protect from Virus and Hackers.
You can use any Antivirus,but you must updated Virus Definitions & Security Updates file. Outdated antivirus will not help you to prevent from damages.
You must take your system backup in regular basis, In case if anything wrong happened you can simply wipe your hard disk and reinstall OS. I uses External HDD for weekly backup and cloud sync for regular files. In modern age you can loose your data anytime without warning, So Backup is so important if you don’t want to loose your important files.
Safe from SPAM email:
If you are getting lots of SPAM Emails, you just need to reject from your Email client. Maximum hacking attempt happened through Spam mails. You should only import Inbox email from trusted providers or Better to ignore desktop email clients. Best way to use web based email clients.
You must not open any unknown Email attachments, generally hackers send Trojan virus through Email attachments. You must scan email attachments from trusted sources too. Because your trusted person computer may infected and you may get virus through emails.
Updating your APPS and Web Browsers:
Yes, Sometimes your outdated APP helps hackers to enter at your PC through known bugs. Web Browsers plays also a great role, Outdated Web browsers may insecure and you computer may hacked easily. So It’s good practice to keep you APPS and software updated.
Prevent your PC [Other Factors]:
- Use Genuine Version of Windows.
- Use Paid or Open Source APPS.
- Don’t use Cracks/Keygen.
- Use x64 architecture OS, x86 is somehow insecure.
- If Possible use Linux, which is stable solid and virus free OS.
No one can 100% prevent from virus and hacking, It may high chances anyone can hack your PC. But through provided information will help you to prevent you and provide you up to maximum security.