If you are using Windows 7, 8, 10 and Windows 11 operating systems, you should enable the Windows Update feature. Microsoft regularly releases new patches and updates security features for the Windows operating system.
1. Install Microsoft Security Essentials (anti-virus program)
Microsoft security Essentials is Microsoft’s free antivirus program for Windows users. Microsoft security Essentials will scan your Windows computer to remove viruses, unwanted software, trojans and malicious files.
2. Keep Windows up to date
Updating new patches and security packages will protect your computer from attacks, virus intrusions and Exploits.
3. Run the new application on the virtual machine before proceeding with the installation on the system
The virtual machine will run your software in a virtual environment, so malicious software can never attack your computer directly.
4. Firewall (firewall)
Always enable Firewall on your system. In the case of using anti-virus programs such as Kaspersky or Avast, these programs often include a Firewall (firewall).
If you do not use these anti-virus programs, you can enable Firewall on the system.
When you install any new software on the system, the system will check the firewall rule of that software.
5. Do not open emails and websites of unknown origin
When browsing the Web, it is advised that you do not hesitate to click to open Web pages of unknown origin. Maybe in the link of that Web site are a bunch of viruses and Trojians.
And it’s better to use Chrome browser to browse the Web safely. If you accidentally click on a malicious Web page, Chrome will display a warning window to let you know.
6. Keep your distance from fake Web sites
Many times when accessing a certain Web site we cannot know whether that Web site is safe or not? However, if you visit a certain Web site and you see a lot of pop-up ads on the screen, then think about the possible risk that the Web site is a fake Web site.
7. Use Trusted Browsers
Internet Explorer browser has some security holes, so hackers can take advantage of this weakness to attack your system every day. Therefore, it is best to use reliable and secure browsers like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
8. Always scan for viruses and Trojans when USB is plugged into the computer
Every time you plug in any memory card, pendrive or USB stick, remember to use anti-virus programs to scan for viruses first. Many times the virus hides in Pendrives and other storage media.
9. System Backup
This is the most important step. System backups help protect your important data in case your system is attacked by a virus or hardware fails.