Best techniques to Protect Your Computer from Viruses

by Guest Author on May 4, 2012

in Guest Posts, Security

Nothing is 100% virus proof but by taking the following precautions, you can help reduce the risk of your computer being infected by a virus that could do significant damage.

Microsoft offers a feature for Microsoft Windows users through their Microsoft Windows Security Center/ Protect Your PC Site which can help you enable the essentials for computer virus protection that came preloaded with Windows.

In general it is important to know that the basics for computer virus prevention that you need are:  an internet firewall, antispyware software and antivirus software.

It is also important to keep up with all updates for your software.

Windows Live OneCare is a virus prevention service that offers a 90-day free trial.  It provides a firewall, virus scanning, antispyware, file backup and restore capability and PC performance tune-up ability.

One of the best ways to protect your computer from viruses is to download files only from websites you trust.  When you need to download a file and you don’t know the website source well enough to trust it then you can download it on to a removable source like a thumb drive rather than onto your hard drive or load your programs in an isolated space which prevents them from making permanent changes to other programs and data in your computer.

Don’t open suspicious e-mail messages, messages from unknown sources, or unknown files.  Often this is easier said than done if you have many people you may get messages and files from but do your best to only open email messages with a subject line that makes sense to you or you are expecting especially if you don’t recognize the author.  All email has a junk email filter but this will not protect you from viruses generally speaking.

Install antivirus software which can scan your system, looking out and eradicating viruses on a recurring footing. Leaders in antivirus software merchandise for Windows systems are Norton Antivirus, McAfee, Kaspersky Anti-Virus and PC-cilin.

Keep updating your system time to time, and also control on access by setting password.

PC Tools, Super antispyware, Avast, and Malware bytes are all popular virus stoppers.  All of these programs have versions which you can download for free.

Guest article written by: Joel Cordle is the Marketing lead at www.ideadesignstudio.com is a product development firm that specializes in top-of-the-line design work for inventors. If you have any question on how to get invention help just contact Idea Design Studio.

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