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Tips To Protect Against Computer Viruses

When a PC begins slowing down starts to behave in a certain manner, we often deduce and tie this to viruses. Most of the time we are often right but wrong in other cases since it may be malware. The most annoying ones are those that take over your applications or computer, while others may be malicious. To avoid falling in this situations, here are some tips to aid you doing so.

How to prevent virus attacks

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Many people have the misconception that having a free installed antivirus from their service providers is enough for protection. This is however not true since they only cover a particular list and type of attack from harmful software. It is recommended that a user should install a premium package that comes will full specifications that will deal will all kinds of threats. Pro-type of antivirus keeps updating in real time, therefore, being a plus security wise.

Anti-spyware software

Users also tend to rely on a single module of antivirus software to flag adware or spyware. Other user’s project that free anti-spyware programs added to the utility provided by an antivirus will do the job. However, this is never the case. Anti-spyware provided freely does not ensure timely protection. Most of them can detect the problem, but it takes a licensed version to do the job correctly.

Keep anti-virus programs updated

Most of this pro software require regular updating of their databases. This is done to make sure PCs are safe from new threats. It’s important to note that each day malicious developers are developing new programs to harm people’s data. Users should also ensure they do not allow their paid for licenses to expire to keep enjoying the service provided by the software. The popularity of virtual world platforms like social media has accelerated the speed of harmful programs hence the need to be cautious in this way.

Perform daily scans

On occasion, threats may slip up through your protective barrier and get to affect the system. This is because people developing this harmful software have developed new ways of outsmarting security programs. Sometimes a user may unknowingly instruct antivirus program to allow software to run through. This can all be solved by regularly using the scan property in anti-malware software. This allows threats to be flagged and isolated safely without affecting the efficiency of your system.

Disable auto-run

Most of this harmful software attach themselves to external drives when sharing files and hosted programs or even through popups and automatically install themselves. To curb this problem, use drive-port security software but most importantly disable automatic software run feature on your operating system. This enables a drive to be first checked by your firewall before installation for data sharing.