The internet is no longer the safe place as it was a few years ago. Hacking, credit card and banking frauds among other cybercrimes have registered an annual increase of more than 40% in the country.
According to Home Ministry estimates, as many as 71,780 cyber frauds were reported in 2013, while 22,060 such cases were reported in 2012.
So, malware, or malware-related cases, is on the rise and can harm your PC. While this is hard to digest, but it is possible to protect your PC from deadly viruses.
Below are 6 simple ways that can help your PC to protect from insanely deadly malware and viruses.
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Install an antivirus software
If you've got a shiny expensive laptop, make sure you protect your device well. There are plenty of options already out there. A decent quality antivirus software will guarantee protect your computer and remove a virus before it infects your machine.
Delete Temporary Files
Deleting temporary files will speed up virus scanning and may even delete malware. All you to need to go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup>Choose to delete temporary files.
Use a Firewall
Basically a firewall is meant to block unrequested incoming connections. A firewall allows or blocks traffic into and out of a private network or the user's computer. Firewalls will fight against malicious attacks like Trojans, and hackers from accessing important files and programs on your PC.
Try To Avoid Suspicious Email Attachments
Deadly viruses can be ported via email attachments and un-verified documents. So don't open email attachments when you're not sure.
Avoid Sharing Personal Information
Make sure you don't share any of your login password for any website (even Facebook and Twitter) with anyone. It's understandable that if you give someone your login details and personal info, your secret info is now in the hands of the hackers.
Say No To Pirated Software
Many of our youngsters these days download music, games and video files from unknown sources. These sites can easily transmit malware and virus to your computer. So we recommend you all to buy music or gaming content legally.