Prevent malware and viruses from infecting you

Viruses and malwares can be cleaned on your computer.  How do you find out?  Strange error messages with phone numbers are a good indication.  No single method is fool proof.  At one point, they are going to get you.  So better be prepared and ready.  The following are 10 tips to beat the bad guys.

 

UPDATE YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM [we can help]

Update Windows regularly.  Since July of last year, Windows XP has been unsupported.  If you are running Windows XP, you will be better off if you buy new computer.

USE A CLICK TO PLAY PLUGIN

Google Chrome has a built-in click-to-play feature that works for all plug-ins, including Flash. To enable it, click Chrome’s menu button and select Settings to open the Settings page. Click Show advanced settings, click Content settings under Privacy, scroll down to Plug-ins, and select Click to play.

If you are using a newer version of Google Chrome, the setting will actually be called “Let me choose when to run plugin content” instead.

REMOVE SOFTWARE THAT YOU DO NOT USE ANYMORE

READ AND BE SUSPICIOUS OF EMAIL

NEVER ACCEPT A CALL OR PAY A SUPPORT PERSON

DO NOT GO DOWNTOWN

USE STRONG PASSWORDS

BE AWARE OF UNSECURE WEBSITES

INSTALL VIRUS PROTECTION SOFTWARE

RELIGIOUSLY BACKUP ALL YOUR DATA.


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