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How To Prevent Malware

Strong Password

Don’t try using the same password, especially on your bank account. Typically, internet surfers use one email address, one username for all other accounts on websites. These are easy to see and steal. If eventually you use one password for everything or different accounts and gets noticed, then it takes only seconds to hack your account. So a strong password is required from you. Use Symbols, Lowercase, Uppercase and numbers in your password (e.g. $oCcEr2030). Make sure you use the once you can remember but very difficult to think of and guess by someone. Do not try using dates or surnames

Back Up Your Files.

One of the best methods of preventing malware from destroying your files is by backing up your files – all of them. Back your files up in several locations, on a different storage device, internet using cloud storages services provided by companies like Google (Google Drive), Microsoft (One drive) and others. You can use other backup service or simply get two different hard drives and keep one at work, at your bedroom, or in a safe deposit box.

Avoid Using Open Wi-Fi

When you are in a local office or shops, library, and mainly the airports, avoiding using the “free” open (Non-password, Non-encrypted) Wi-Fi. Think about it first If you can access it with no errors and problem, what can a trained computer hacker do?

Always Update Your Operating System.

Whether you are running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, or any other OS, keep it updated. OS developers are always adding security patches that set and plug security weakness. These patches will always keep your device secured from malware. Similarly, keep your anti-virus software update. Viruses and malware are created/discovered every day. Your scanning software is only as good as its database. It must be updated.

Your Anti-Virus Software Updated.

Having protection software is the one step; managing it is the second. Do your best to make sure your antivirus software is updated daily.

Think Wisely Before You Accept or Click.

Keep off from website pages that have pirated items. Avoid opening an email attachment from someone or an organization and company you do not know about and their details. Avoid clicking on a link in an unsolicited email. Always hover over a link (mainly one with a URL shortener and not recognized) before you click to see where the link is really taking you. If you have to download a file from the Internet, an email, a file-sharing service, so on and so fort always scan all your downloaded files and document before you run them. Nice anti-virus software will do that automatically, always be sure it has undergone the scanning before running files.

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