HOW TO STAY AWAY FROM MALWARE ATTACK
- Only Use Trusted Antivirus and Malware Software
- Configure Regular Scans and Monitor Settings
- Always Update Your Operating System
- Rely Only On Secure Networks (Encrypted)
- Employ Browser Common Sense
- Keep a Tight Grip on Your Personal Information
- Stay Up-to-Date on the Latest Attacks
When the performance of our hardware begins to behave unusually, our default reaction is to think that it's a virus. Though a virus is always a possibility, more often than not the issue is a specific type of infection known as Malware.
Practice safe browsing
There’s such a thing as good Internet hygiene. These are the things you should be doing to protect against external and internal threats, whether you’ve lost your device and need to retrieve it or want to stay protected when you shop online.
“While many of the threats you hear about on the news make it seem like there is no way to protect yourself online these days, the reality is that by following some basic tips and maintaining good habits while online, you will evade infection from over 95 percent of the attacks targeting you,” says Adam Kujawa, Head of Intelligence for Malwarebytes. “For that last 5 percent, read articles, keep up with what the actual security people are saying, and follow their advice to protect yourself.”
So here are some of the basics to follow:
Use strong passwords and/or password managers. A strong password is unique, is not written down anywhere, is changed often, and isn’t tied to easily found personal information, like a birthday. It’s also not repeated for different logins. Admittedly, that’s a tough cookie to chew on. If you don’t want to worry about remembering , you may want to look into a password manager, which collects, remembers, and encrypts passwords for your computer.
Log out of websites after you’re done. Did you log into your healthcare provider’s site using your super-strong password? You could still be leaving yourself vulnerable if you don’t log out, especially if you’re using a public computer. It’s not enough to just close the browser tab or window. A person with enough technical prowess could access login information from session cookies and sign into a site as you.
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