Internet today rules the world. Each one of us is using it for one or the other reason. Some people are using web for the professional purpose while lot many are using it for personal reasons. While on one hand, there are many benefits of Internet a
s it helps us do our tasks with ease which otherwise could have taken the toll in terms of time and efforts, there is another side of the coin that might leave you disheartened.
Have you ever witnessed the scenario when you came across some link that left you dumbfounded? Let me clear what exactly I am talking about! Have you ever come across a website that made your computer stop working out of the blue? Certainly, yes! Do you all know what exactly is the cause of this loss of important data or sudden shut down of your PC/laptop?
The reason in one word is well known by the name ‘e-threats’. Viruses, spywares, bad cookies
and malware are some of the e-threats that actually give us goosebumps on mere thought of the loss of important data. As they say ‘For every bad thing in life, there are more good things to tip the balance’. There is solution to every problem. In case of e-threats, the smart solution is ways that ensure your system is free or ready to face such attacks.
Here, we present 5 smart ways to protect your PC from e-threats. Read them out and my suggestion would be if you haven’t given it the thought, go ahead and follow these steps right now to ensure the safety of your important data.
1. Be Prepared-Download the security system for your PC; Now!
You haven’t witnessed the worst scenario till date where your entire data was lost doesn’t mean you never will. I bite my tongue for this but then the fact remains that one should always be ready with handy tools incase such situation arises. If you don’t have any kind of virus protection on your system then I guess this is the right time you should equip your computer with one. There are many types of antivirus software available that can be downloaded without much fuss. So what’s the wait for, find the best antivirus for your system and for your needs and breathe a sigh of relief.
2. Be cautious
One needs to be pretty cautious while opening the attachments. Make sure the antivirus software you download is configured in such a way that any email or instant message attachments are checked for viruses. If you don’t want to pay for that, try a free virus scan to make sure you didn’t get infected. Also, don’t open any unsolicited emails and attachments.
3. Beware of spam-based phishing schemes
If you are regular Internet user, you surely are aware of phishing schemes that give hackers the chance to peek into your valuable data. It is suggested not to click on links in emails or IM.
4. Enable automatic Windows updates
Download Microsoft updates regularly and keep your operating system working well and patched against any kind of virus. If your system is fully patched behind a firewall it is the best defense against Trojan and spyware installations.
5. Back up the
Last but not the least, anyone who is giving tips and tricks for making sure that your system is not at risk of the e-threats will suggest you to back up your files on the regular basis and it actually is strongly suggested if you really don’t want to land up in such a situation when you have no other option left other than regretting.