Computer Virus Prevention Tips
It has been said that “prevention is better than cure”. Preventing your computer with an antivirus program is much better than dealing with a virus infected computer. The following tips are very useful in protecting a computer from the viruses and other internal and external threats.
Use an up-to-date antivirus program and regularly scan your computer with it.
Update your Windows based operating system from the Microsoft’s website.
Use an up-to-dated anti spyware program.
Raise the security level of your web browsers.
Use a software/hardware firewall and make the security settings very tight.
If you are administering a computer network, limit the users’ access and monitor their online activities.
Never open an email attachment and a web link through MSN messenger from unknown source.
Don’t run unknown executable programs.
Delete Junk emails from your inbox and NEVER reply to them.
Block the source IP addresses of the SPAM emails.
Backup your system’s critical data on the regular basis.
DO NOT download, execute or open email attachment from unknown and suspicious sources.
Do not install unused programs on your system.
Exercise great caution when downloading the files from internet.
Do not use Floppy disk in your system for data transfer.
Update your gateway computer/device, server and all the client computers in your network with strong firewall, antivirus and anti spyware solutions.
The above mentioned tips are really helpful in dealing not only with the viruses but also with the other known threats like spyware, adware, Trojans, browser’s hijacking, unauthorized access and the hacker’ attacks.