Advancement of information technology is like a double-edged blade. You can enjoy seamless access to your bank statements, shopping in your favorite shopping centers, getting in touch with your friends and many other conveniences. On the other hand, Internet is the seventh heaven for the criminals. They have adequate opportunities to invade the computers and delete important files as well as steal personal and sensitive information. How to deal with them and enjoy better computer security? Well, you have two options. Either consult a remote computer repair company or take some steps to enhance your PC’s security.
The first thing you should do is install an anti-virus and an anti-spyware program. These programs are highly effective to stop malicious objects from downloading and setting up onto your computer. Known as malware, these malicious objects may destroy your important records as well as can send sensitive information to the author of the spyware and ultimately resulting identification theft.
Whenever you are opening a file or document, don’t forget to check them with an anti-virus/anti-spyware program. If you don’t do so, viruses may get spread very easily. The same should be applied for the email attachments as well. Many a times email attachments appear as an attractive file. But when you download you may end up by installing a spyware. It is recommended not to store delicate information on your computer. There is always chance of a virus, worm, or spyware infection and why let them any chance to steal your important information? Store your important data in an external drive.
Cyber-terrorists always in search for the users’ complete names, sociable protection numbers, phone numbers as well as house address, work-related information, and charge card numbers. If these information is stored on your PC, their task will be a lot easier. You should also create a hurdle between your computer and prying eyes. And a firewall only can do this.
A firewall software program acts as a door keeper and it checks all incoming and outgoing information. By configuring the firewall, you can block unwanted access to your computer. Windows operating system comes with an in-built firewall. It is turned on by default. Have a look at the firewall and it is not on, turn it on.
You should also not click on website links in junk e-mail communications. In most of the cases, these email messages are disguised as vital communications from different well-known online establishments. Before clicking on any such link, think twice. Remember, awareness is very important to enhance your PC’s security.
Don’t forget to update the antivirus and antispyware software regularly. If they are not updated, your PC will not be protected.