Today it is important to have protection against malware (viruses, Trojans, spyware, worms, rootkits and other types of malware) but we also know some things about your computer to add an extra protection.
1. Install a firewall program
Although Windows comes with built-in firewall, because many security holes and ease that can change the firewall settings, it requires that a separate firewall program. Windows XP has a firewall that only protects incoming information and instead Windows Vista has a firewall that protects information as input and the output. However, many people recommend installing a separate firewall program for Windows Vista and Windows XP binding.
Firewall top list:
- ZoneAlarm (free version)
- Outpost Firewall Free (free version)
- Free Online Armor (free version)
- PC Tools Firewall Plus (free version)
2. Install your antivirus software
An antivirus program is the one who discovered viruses, worms and Trojans, adware, spyware, and other types of malware. Usually antivirus and antispyware are integrated. Antivirus is based on a database of virus signatures to discover, to be renewed (update) from time to time. Do you update regularly or activate the antivirus update functions. The best antivirus fail to detect malware even if no specific signature in the database, so they are the best.
Antivirus top list:
- Free Avast Antivirus (free version)
- Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition (free version)
- AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition (free version)
- A-squared Free (free version)
3. Download Windows Updates
Windows updates protect against security holes are found after the release versions of Windows. Normally set comes with windows windows updates enabled. If enabled, this service can be easily activated from the Control Panel.
4. Do not open email attachments and do not click on links that they offer
Never open attachments from emails that you sent them to strangers. If it looks suspicious email, delete it better. In any event not open files with the extension. Exe,. Bat. Sometimes files. Doc may be infected. But if you want to see the email containing attachments, download files to your computer first and then scan them with antivirus database is updated daily.
Links which emails they contain may also take you to sites that have been malware (especially Trojans) and they can be installed without your consent, because of browser security holes, and then they can install other programs that can compromise. By these methods can be phishing, in which your data are required your accounts, passwords, users, information about your credit cards. Do not trust these sites never, banks or sites that you’ve entered do not ask for your password or username.
5. Update the programs you are using
Always use the update function that provides most of the programs and browsers (Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox), email client (Outlook Express, Thunderbird).
6. Take back-up data
If your computer is viruseaza usually installed programs, but can be uninstalled and the corrupt. There are many programs on the market that can make regular backups from time to time.
You should make regular backups at least to personal data: documents, pictures, links, e-mail address book (Address Book) and email (in case you use email clients like Outlook Express or Thunderbird).
7. Download careful with the DC networks and torrents
DC networks and torrents are effective methods of sharing information (music, movies, games, software), they are not always safe. This may be an effective method of spreading trojans or viruses.