Emerging malware threats in different forms & modes have affected users around the world significantly. Today, malware attackers are writing more harmful codes to affect users in different forms. They cause data breach, system breakdown, ransom attacks and much more. These threats have been visible again with different names in 2017 with worldwide presence. Knowing the malware threat exist you should consider following some security tips to avert security breach on your system. In this article, we have discussed 10 ways to protect your system from virus threats.
Know your system well: To start with, you should spend some time to understand your system and basic needs of it to avoid any security breach. If you are running on old or obsolete system software prefer to instantly move to latest version of software on it. It will avoid considerable security threats on your system instantly.
Backup data: This should again come in primary steps to avoid any sort of security breach or data loss. Always prefer to keep multiple copies of data on your system. Try to back up your data on external drives or on cloud servers for extended security. Following this simple step, you can get back your data even if your system is affected by malicious code.
Use strong password: Devices locked with simple passwords always remain on security threat as these passwords are easy to guess and prone to malware attackers. Try to keep strong passwords to lock your device and data on it with letters, special characters, and numbers in your password. It will also avoid privacy threat caused by curious onlookers.
Install reputable security suite: Don’t only rely on anti-malware software that comes pre-installed on your system better look for reputable security suite to avoid all latest security threats. Best security suite bundled with anti-spyware, anti-adware, anti-phishing, ad-blocker, call-blocker and many other useful features provide complete security to your system.
Keep anti-malware software up-to-date: Installing best anti-malware software doesn’t always work perfectly as you need to assure that the anti-malware software installed on your system is up-to-date. If anti-malware software on your system is expired, try to get the latest version of it to keep your system protected from all latest threats.
Perform daily scans: It is bit of time & efforts consuming step but it can avoid serious threat of data loss and system crash. Try to run daily scan of your system data to find and remove any malicious content that exists on your system. As you can find new variants of different viruses then it is useful to run daily scan for formidable security.
Shop securely: If you are an extensive user of online shopping websites then you should cross check the website address before you actually start using it. Avoid entering bank details or credit or debit card details unless you are not sure you are on safe platform. Check if locked padlock or unbroken key symbol is displayed on your browser. Also, check if online retailer’s URL starts with “https” instead of “HTTP” to indicate the connection is secure.
Safe network: Don’t get into trouble with luring free Wi-Fi or public Wi-Fi offers. Always use safe network to make transactions or even for simple browsing. Protect your network with string password to create a layer of security to keep your system safe from unauthorized access. Never enter bank details, credit or debit card details on public or open Wi-Fi network platforms.
Add a DNS service: Domain name system service or DNS helps you convert your URL or web address (series of letters) into more secured machine-readable IP address (a series of numbers). Most ISP’s provide this feature as built-in on your network but still, you can look for more secured apps to access this feature. Technically, it will redirect you when you try to access some malicious website or link. It is also useful as parental control tool.
Enable two-step verification: To make your online activities more secure prefer to enable two-step verification on different accounts. It will make you enter security code sent on your device in addition to your passcode. It is helpful to create additional layer of security. Further, even if attackers have managed to access your passcode they won’t be able to access security code sent on your mobile.
Conclusion: Virus threats are more visible with each passing day. These threats are emerging in different forms to cause serious harm to users around the world. To deal with this threat, you can simply follow some security tips discussed in this article. Following these simple steps, you can also improve your system performance.
Summary: You should follow some security tips to keep your system protected from different virus threats.