5 Helpful Tips To Keep Your PC Virus Free
If you are working online as a freelancer, one of your major concerns is how to protect your computer from viruses, Malware or Trojans that could possibly bring your whole system in total breakdown. What could be alarming and worst is the reality of having to reformat everything in your computer from the start and losing all your files in just one snap without any warning.
This whole scenario could be very daunting and really stressful, especially if you are not accustomed to saving your documents or files in another hard disk and you have a deadline to finish. Recovering all your files isn’t 100% sure and requires a longer process.
Well, how do you keep your computer at bay with all these harmful viruses that may thrive from all those sites you visit or documents you received from your emails without your knowledge? They are called “silent killers” as what the other victims kept telling when I also had experienced a major breakdown recently and had to reformat my computer. The only good thing is that I kept a back-up for all the important documents needed for my work.
Here are 5 helpful tips to protect your PC from viruses:
1. Keep your software updated. See to it that your PC has its regular maintenance and updates.
2. Make sure to install a credible anti-virus software protection and don’t forget to check its warranty and update it for better performance.
3. Don’t be a victim of any free downloadable materials that are considered scams and culprits of major viruses and computer breakdown. Be doubtful when the software is being offered as free download when in normal circumstances it is availed only with payments.
4. Protect your computer with the use of a firewall. This is a necessity if you want to be assured that your PC is safe from viruses. You can either use the Windows Firewall or the FreeZoneAlarm Firewall.
5. Be cautious when opening any emails with attachments. Always remember that some viruses come from emails of unknown sender and if you are not sure about email you received, ignore or delete it before it’s too late. Emails in plain text format are considered to be safer to open than those emails with colorful fonts.
These are just some of the common preventive measures one can observe to ensure better protection for your PC. Of course with our day to day dealings online, one cannot help it if in some way we are vulnerable to any of these viruses like: by just visiting a website or downloading a program could already lead to a computer virus. One safety tip I can guarantee that will help you face the worst scenario is preparedness. Always make it a habit to make a back-up for all your files and save them in another hard disk. Be safe and be extra vigilant.