63% of all computer users have fallen victim to cyber crimes, but the most shocking thing is that the majority of computer users are not even aware of it. At this given point, a hacker somewhere around the globe is trying to invade your privacy or trying to infect your system with enough malware to make it crash eventually.
But the good news is that by integrating some very simple steps, you can make sure that your computer is completely protected.
· Install Firewall
You can thing of the firewall as a highly efficient and permanent security guard. Basically there are two types of firewalls:
- Software Firewall
- Hardware Firewall
The might look similar, but they are designed for different purposes. A firewall is the first step to protect your computer. The firewall does that by creating a barrier between the computer and any unauthorized program trying to come in through the web. Computer users, especially home users should always turn permanently keep the firewall on.
· Install Anti-Virus Software
The second most important thing you can do to protect your computer is to install anti-virus software. They are often freely available on the internet (but if you want advance features then you might have to purchase them) and they stop any unauthorized code or software that poses a threat to the system. Viruses, keyloggers, and Trojans are just some of the unauthorized software threats computers have to face. More often than not they slow down your computer, delete important files and even access private information. It doesn’t hurt to install anti-virus even if your system is free as the anti-virus will protect your computer from any future threats.
· Install Anti-Spyware Software
Spyware is a type of software program that collects private information of individuals or organizations without approval and redirect this information to a third party website. Because spyware are designed in such a way that makes them near impossible to be removed. On the other hand anti-Spyware software are designed specifically to fight spyware. Just like antivirus software, anti-spyware software complete protection.
· Use Complex & Secure Passwords
Are you still using passwords like ‘1234, ‘ABCD’, ‘iloveyou’ or even ‘password’? If you are, then it’s time to change the habit right now. Hackers can crack these passwords in seconds. Your password should be at least 8 characters long and it should be alphanumeric. This will takes the hackers a long to crack and give your security measures to rise up and protect you.
Using these tips, you can ensure your systems safety. But if you still find yourself under constant cyber attacks then you can call us at 845-304-8860 for complete virus removal and protection services. You can also call us for PC or laptop repair anytime.