Is your computer functioning slowly?
Are you concerned that a virus has infiltrated your operating system?
Perhaps you’ve fallen victim to malware. Malware is any software that is intended to cause damage to one’s computer, and it often is downloaded from a seemingly legitimate email you open or website you visit. To protect your computer from malware, here are 4 security tips you should follow:
1. Keep Your Windows Up-To-Date: This is not the same as installing the latest operating system, which happens to be Windows 10. Even though you may have Windows 10 installed on your computer, you still need to make sure that you’re updating your software to the latest version. You can do this by enabling automatic updates in your computer’s Control Panel. Microsoft regularly releases updates and patches to the operating system with all the necessary security and performance updates.
2. Activate Firewall: Make sure that you activate your Windows firewall if you’re looking to secure your Windows PC from malware. Windows PC comes with a built-in firewall that protects your computer from suspicious and potentially malicious networks on the internet.
3. Don’t Install Pirated Programs: Many internet users often download programs and files through pirated websites, which usually provide them free of cost. But there’s a serious threat here, as some of these pirated websites inject malware into their programs. Always try to get a software or program from the official publishing source, rather than an illegal copy.
4. Install Anti-Malware for Windows: Finally, the best solution for you to secure your Windows PC from malware is to simply download and install an effective and efficient anti-malware program for Windows. Anti-malware software consistently scans your computer and internet connection to find any potential malware threat and immediately delete it. LI Tech Advisors recommends using Malwarebytes (www.malwarebytes.com) and Webroot (www.webroot.com) for this purpose.
Anthony holds dual degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from NYU.
He has over 30 years of experience in hardware design and software programming. Anthony specializes in computer and cloud networking and has collaborated with clients and third parties on creating custom software designs and is a web presence and accessibility compliance expert.