The Internet is so far the best invention of this era. But with the rapid growth and widespread of internet services, we have seen a hike in the virus and malware attacks on the computers. So if you are connected to the internet, computer security is must for you-
Here are some of the crucial security tips you should follow to protect your computer from Malicious attacks-
- Use and set up a Firewall-
It is a network security system and monitors the upcoming and outgoing network. Windows comes with a built-in firewall system, so you don’t need to install any third party Firewall software. However, you should always enable the firewall as it monitors and blocks unidentified incoming connections thereby protecting your PC from virus and malware infection.
- Uninstall JAVA compiler-
Outdated Java Version can cause a lot of damage to your computer. These old versions have a lot of security loop holes which can help the malicious programs to enter into the system memory. This can result in the destruction of functioning of the computer system.
- Keep Your System Up To Date
New updates come with new features, improvements, and bug fixes that keep the computer system protected and helps the computer to run smoothly
- Install A Antivirus
An Antivirus software keeps your system safe from malware programs. It scans your system for any malicious files that can cause damage. So an up to date Antivirus software protects your PC from Viruses.
- Enable UAC
UAC stands for User Account Control. UAC was introduced by Microsoft in Windows 7 versions. The UAC gives a control to the user and asks the user for permission to allow any application or program to make changes to your computer system. UAC should always be enabled.
- Be Careful About Software You Run and Download
Some software comes with Adware and malicious programs hidden in them. So every program should be monitored properly and terms and conditions should be read before installing the software it into the system. Only trustworthy programs should be downloaded and installed.
- Avoid Pirated Software
Downloading cracked and pirated software is just a bad idea. These software need crack files which are designed by a group of software developer which can’t be trusted. The crack file has a .exe or executable file format which can cause damage to your computer. These files may contain hidden malware programs which can harm your PC.
- Do Not Open Advertisement
Many advertisements you see on the internet comes with eye -popping deals. When any user clicks on the advertisement banner, a malware can enter in your computer memory causing slow down of your computer. In worst malware programs can cause complete destruction of your PC.
- Create a Guest Account
You should create a guest account with limited permission or access. Most of the daily work should be done on this account. Administrator User should be used only when necessary.
- Use a Strong Password
A strong password is must. It can be created by combining alphabets, numbers and special characters and should be of minimum eight characters. A strong password is difficult to be guessed thus providing extra security to your system.
Moreover, no two accounts should have same password. Attackers can hack your other accounts if one of your password is leaked.