According to a Software security and Antivirus company Symantec, it only takes 20 minutes for an unprotected computer to be attacked once it gets connected to the internet. Computer security cannot be compromised because if your computer is insecure then all your data, software and hardware are at risk. There are several methods that are used to combat with the security threats.
The known threats to a computer are viruses, spyware, adware, malware, Trojan horses, internet security threats, accidental files deletion and data corruption, unauthorized access to computing and the hackers’ attacks. Following tips tells that how to deal with the computer security threats.
Install Up-to-dated Antivirus Program
One of the most important security step and preventive measure is to install an up-to-date antivirus program and scan your computer regularly with it. An antivirus program acts as the protective shield for your computer against the virus, spyware, and other internet threats.
A firewall is a protective boundary that protects your computer from the unauthorized access and from the hackers’ attacks. If you haven’t enabled a firewall software or hardware on your gateway computer then anyone can get into your computer.
Installing a good anti-spyware program eliminates the chances of data corruption, Windows registry corruption, slow computer booting, browser’s hijack and applications failure. The combination of Antivirus + AntiSpyware + Firewall program is a very good choice.
Update your operating system with service packs and patches
Services packs and the security patches fix the security holes and other vulnerabilities in the operating systems. If you are using Windows based operating system then there is automatic update option in the control panel of the Windows and you can set schedule updates of the operating system from the Microsoft’s website.
Beware of suspicious emails and attachments
Suspicious emails and email attachments is a very common cause of the viruses. The best safety measures it not to open the suspicious emails from the unknown source.