There are several computer security techniques a computer user may utilize and apply to avoid and get rid of electronic virus.
You may use the following tips and techniques to safeguard your computer against viruses.
Disable Auto-run/Auto-play on your system
CD or DVD Applications are .exe files which run automatically when inserted on the DVD ROM. Disabling this windows feature can stop malware threats.
Use external drives with caution
Most viruses spread through flash disks and external drives especially when you use it on other computers rather than yours. Make a habit of scanning the external USB drive upon plugging it into your computer before you double click on it.
Install an anti-virus program
You can choose from many anti-virus programs available online, whether you opt for free or buy the premium paid versions.
Remember that in order for your anti-virus to work and keep your computer secured, it must be updated regularly and you must run a full system scan periodically.
Install an anti-spyware program
For double protection, you may also install anti-spyware programs that solely operate against malware and spyware. Just like your installed anti-virus this program also needs regular updating.
Enable your computer firewall
Turn on and configure your computer firewall. Take note that only one firewall should run. Installing additional firewall can cause errors and can make your computer more vulnerable and at risk.
Create Strong Passwords
Create strong passwords for your login details and change it periodically.
Protect core partition by using freezing software
The drive C is the partition wherein the operating system and most important programs in a computer are usually installed. By having the drive C partition in its frozen state, any virus that gets in will be automatically removed upon rebooting the computer. An application like Deep Freeze can protect the main operating system by reinstating the computer back to its original configuration each time the computer restarts.
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