Protect your Windows PC against Online Threats

Online threats have become a serious issue especially after the world relying on cloud service which stores all the data and documents in the net.Its gives potential hackers and spammers a chance to play with your data. Here are some tips to protect your computer against online threats. After all prevention is always better than cure!

With the modern era relying on the cloud based system where all the important data and files are stored in the net is becomes quintessential that one is abreast with all the tips to protect ones computer against online threats. Slow performance, new icons and strange toolbars are the general signs of malware in your computer. Here are some of the tips that should be taken into account in order to protect oneself against any online threat.

Enable and update Firewall

Firewall is software's which have the capability of filtering data that passes between the computer and the internet. They have the power to permit or deny information to be passed to the internet or flow of data from the Internet to the remote computer. The main purpose of the router is to stop any infected program to reach the remote control and also to make aware the user about any malicious program that is included while downloading any file or software. Firewall is designed as a phishing fileter, e-mail filter, blocker hacker access and virus and spyware filter. It is powerful software and it should be updated from time to time so as to secure your system. Mostly, Windows is pre inbuilt with Firewall referred to as the Windows Firewall. This scans the remote computers port while flowing of any data between the internet and the computer.
Tip: Check manually from time to time whether the Firewall is updated or not. If not update it for complete security.

Update your Anti-Virus

To secure your system one should always install and Anti-virus strong enough to detect and stop viruses and malwares. It should have the capability of detecting and cleaning up malwares like worms, Koobface and Trojan horse. Although, mostly Anti –virus has Anti-spyware integrated to it, it should be checked while choosing the particular Anti-Virus. Further, it should be updated from time to time.
Tip: Update your Anti-Virus from time to time and also scan all your files and documents periodically. Settings can be changed to take care that the Anti –Virus is updated every time you connect to the net.

Handle e-mails with care

Emails are the best way to spread any infected program. Avoid clicking on any link if the mail from which email received is not authentic or trustworthy. Links can direct you to infected programs which can get inside your computer and extract important data without your knowledge. So handle all your emails carefully. Take special care while subscribing to sites which offer mails on a daily basis. Google out the authenticity of the sites carefully, exploring the websites and reviews from various users.

Use common sense while surfing

Just because security software is installed in your computer it doesn't mean that your computer is immune against malwares. One should always seek advice of Tech savvy and experienced internet users who are aware of the potential scams. It is also advisable to stay alert and cautious while using the internet and also to use common sense while browsing.

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