Installing Safety Add-ons
Antivirus Tip: Depending on the web browser you use, installing an appropriate ad-blocker and other safety add-ons can be helpful.
Slowed Down Productivity
Antivirus Tip: Do not install too many real-time protection and anti-virus programs, as they will drain your system resources and slow down productivity.
Antivirus Tip: Should your PC become infected with ransomware, alert the authorities and your nearest IT expert to assist immediately. Do not pay the ransom.
Never Leave Devices Unattended
Antivirus Tip: Never leave a PC or device unattended. If you know you’re going to be gone for anytime longer than 10 minutes, lock it or shut it down.
Build Strong Passwords
Antivirus Tip: A strong password combines capital letters, numbers, and more than eight characters to make it impossible to guess, even with software.
Always Be Prepared
Antivirus Tip: Never think ‘that will never happen to me’, nor think that all the websites you visit are immune to hackers.
Check Link Addresses
Antivirus Tip: Always hover your cursor over a link to see the full address, especially as some can be shortened to hide malicious links.
Antivirus Tip: You should be wary of a website by the number of pop-up ads you see. The more you see, the greater chance of viruses.
Antivirus Tip: Invest in a strong spam filter. It not only prevents most phishing attempts, but can provide a small layer of protection from other viruses.