Security Against Online Malware Viruses
How does online malware pose a threat to your PC security?
To access security information from one’s computer, hackers use certain type of programming code and this type of code which steals information from your computers are known as malware. Malware can do unwanted actions on your computer and these are specifically designed for the purpose of doing harm and spreading viruses. Malware can enter your computer through emails or downloaded attachments .It also spreads through websites that use bugs in your browser to install software without your knowledge. E-mail worms, Internet worms. Trojan, hijackers etc are the different types of online malware viruses. Therefore it is highly recommended that you install an updated antivirus and antispyware software in your system to prevent and remove online malware infection.
Mentioned below are few tips to prevent online malware infecting your PC:
- Never click on unsecure software
- Monitor system activity
- Monitor network connections
- Talk about safe computing
Never click on unsecure software
Some of the links in your e-mail may download malware infection. Forwarding this e-mail to any other person can spread the malware virus. It’s better to download only from trusted sites. Please avoid clicking links in your e- mail, try to download from trusted sites and protect your computer from virus threats.
Monitor system activity
The user should ensure that only authorized processes are running in . PCs have more than one processor and the user may not know about all the processes. Hence it becomes difficult to check whether the running processes are authorized or not. The best way to prevent unauthorized processes is to update the antivirus daily and scan the system thoroughly.
Monitor network connections
Normally web browsing may connect to many number of websites such as advertisement providers, information providers etc. To prevent severe malware infection you have to decrease the number of sites that you enter and use tools like Firefox to keep the network up-to-date.
Talk about safe computing
If any other users use your PC, tell them about unsafe actions such as clicking on popups, downloading free games, unknown icons, etc. Don’t allow them to register on the advertisements and share personal information.
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