Guest Post by Bilal Ahmed
With the increased usage of internet, it is now becoming important for all computer users to keep their system secure from spyware and malware on the web. Big companies like Kaspersky and BitDefender have developed different security software to protect users’ computers from network attacks, malware, adware and so on. However an antivirus or internet security might not always protect and secure you computer system, since there are hundreds of new virus and trojans being created everyday. You need to follow a few more tips to fully secure your system from any kind of harm or dangerous activities.
Tips to Secure Your System
1. Always Scan External Devices
Don’t ever trust any external device like USB, Memory Card, Hard Drive or Discs. It may contain worm, trojans or spyware that can put your system in danger. As you know your system is very important for you, because it has lots of your important data saved in it. If you did not scan the external device and plug in to your system, then the possibility is that you system can get infected. You can lose your important data in a few minutes. So always scan external devices using a good anti virus.
2. Avoid Downloading Unsigned Applications
If your internet security software is restricting a file from downloading, then you must not do this. Because the file or application is not good for your system and it can put your system in trouble. Software companies are now very smart and they use different tactics to jump into your system for a purpose and get benefits from you. Don’t trust on every application, let your windows and anti virus decide that whether they application is good for your system or not.
3. Use Original Software only
I know it will cost you money, but if you are serious about your system and the data stored in your hard drive, then don’t use any pirated or illegal software. Use the original one so that you can get support from the developer.
4. Turn Off File Sharing
Always turn off file sharing, because a smart hacker can jump into your system and steal your data. He/she can even use your internet and system to surf the web and perform suspicious activities. In simple words, he can use your IP address to surf the web and hide his/her own identity. In short he/she can put your identity in risk.
5. Use a Reliable Anti-Virus
Using a trial and/or free antivirus software can protect your system but for a limited time and limited area. Virus, Threats, Malware, Worms and Trojans can came to your system any time. So be sure that you have a fully activated and genuine antivirus or internet security software installed in your computer.
This is a guest article written by Bilal Ahmad, who shares monthly giveaways for Kaspersky keys on his blog. You can also share your tips by writing a guest post for us.