Computers are amazing modern technology that many of us use on a daily basis. They are, however, vulnerable to viruses and malware, which can harm our files and steal personal information such as financial information and social security numbers. Even the most careful computer users may become infected with malware. A computer virus is suspected if the system begins to behave strangely, crashes, or constantly displays error messages. Other signs include the laptop battery draining faster than it should, a changed home screen, new toolbars and icons installed that you didn't add, and the device failing to shut down or restart properly. Alon Nachmany, a cybersecurity expert, suggests the following methods for keeping your computer safe from viruses and malware:
Use a Strong Password: A password is the first line of protection against those attempting to obtain unauthorized access to our accounts. If someone has access to an account, they may steal data or upload malicious content to cloud storage, which will then download to the device automatically.
Updated Software: Microsoft and Apple, for example, upgrade their apps on a regular basis to fix bugs that could be exploited by hackers. These updates fix security patches that could be exploited by hackers to infect computers with malware.
Free Antivirus Software: It is not necessary to pay for computer security software or even an annual subscription to obtain the most recent updates. Microsoft Security Essentials is available for free to Windows users. Another excellent free anti-virus software that comes highly recommended is Avast.
Suspicious Links Should Be Avoided: Links can be dangerous, especially if they come from an unknown source. Sending phishing emails with links to malicious websites that can infect our computers or steal our personal information is a common trick that is still used today.