Viruses are multiplying at the rate of knots and fittingly, systems all over the globe and relentlessly coming under the gun of this viral spread. These viruses cater to PCs, cell phones, tablets and all such devices, with PC monitoring software and cell phone spy software wreaking havoc with systems as I write this. Therefore it is becoming immensely important to have the savoir faire with regards to avoiding viruses. Here’s what you need to do:
• Install Anti-Virus
An anti-virus is the first layer of security of your device; therefore, you should know which software needs to be installed in your system. Of course there are fake software spread all over the market, which have been synthesized by hackers to act like PC monitoring software or cell phone spy software. They can pretty much scam you out of your final penny. Hence, installing anti-virus software with proper care with regards to its authenticity is pivotal.
• Avoid Ads
Website and app ads tend to pop up with an increasing frequency these days, which is a regularly used mode of spreading viruses. Avoid clicking on these ads as much as you can. Viruses penetrate the system without the user finding it out, and there aren’t many more menacing ways of spreading malware than these ads. It goes without saying that the ads would be too scrumptious to avoid taking a bite, but until and unless you do proper research, that biting act would be akin to putting your teeth into your security mechanism and then gulping it.
• Ignore Unknown Emails
Attachments that come with Emails are one of the biggest sources of viruses. There could be a tempting offer that might tempt you into taking a nosedive into the offer, at your security’s expense. Hence, if you receive an email that is sent by a sender that you do not know, try and avoid opening it up. And even if you do open the email, avoid opening the attachment because anything that is potentially malicious would be found in the attachments. So yes, when an email tells you how you are the lucky lottery winner or conjures up an enticing offer steer clear of it, it’s likely a virus loaded scam.
• Ignore Unknown Links
When using social networking sites, like Google+, MySpace and of course Facebook avoid clicking on links that are unknown, or are shared be people that you don’t know or don’t trust. This is because what these sites can do is, they can lead you to other sides that are malware loaded and hence can absolutely demolish the security of your system with a barrage of viruses.
• Read Security Tips
Whichever service provider you might have, it would have a security tips list which you should go through to understand the security system of your device. It could prove to be invaluable in helping you out finding loopholes and ironing out the creases as far as the security of the system is concerned.
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