Being a software engineer, I get called quite often by friends or family to help them with a virus problem. In these instances, we can almost always get the virus removed. However, removing a virus can be a real time waster, even for tech experts. One of odd things about this is that I rarely, if ever, have to remove viruses from any of my personal computers. I think that their are some distinct reasons why I am able to avoid getting a computer virus. In this post, I am going to give you some of my personal tips so you never get a virus again.
I get called quite often by a friend or family member to help remove a virus or malware. All viruses are quite annoying and the way to remove a virus isn’t always the same. Over time, I have been able to find a pretty solid step-by-step process for removing a virus. In my process, I perform the easiest most likely to work actions first and move on to the harder steps later. In this post, I want to share my process so that it can hopefully be of some assistance if you ever need to rid your PC of a virus or malware.
If you access the internet, then having a good firewall installed on your computer is a must. The Built-in Firewall protects the computer from abusive threats of local programs, while third-party Firewalls offer two-way protection. They protect your system from malware and allows safe access to websites. However, firewall protection has been built into Windows 8 and thus, paying for a third-party firewall utility may not attract many people. Fortunately, there are a number of free firewalls available on the market that are worth considering.
When it comes to measuring a person’s reputation and fame, their social media popularity might be a good indicator. Usually, the more followers one has on social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter, the more likable they will probably be. This is not the case however, if one has attained their impressive following through fake friends and phantom accounts. The problem of fake accounts is becoming widespread on both Facebook and Twitter, and while there are various applications that have been specifically developed to deal with this issue, they are hardly sufficient to expose or deal effectively with the ever-rising numbers of false profiles.
Viruses and Malware are one of the most common problems experienced by computer users. Prevention is the only way to stay safe and keep your computer performing well. Getting malware is one of the most common risks of being connected to everyone else on the planet. Fortunately, there are some effective tips you can use to keep your computer from getting malware. These have been discussed below.
Get an Effective and Updated Antivirus Software
It is important to install an effective and updated antivirus software like Bitdefender Free Antivirus. (or, if paid products are your thing, you can try any of the other solutions offered by Bitdefender Antivirus) Most people consider themselves to be experts in computing. Therefore, people act casual and don’t use antivirus programs. However, this can be a very poor choice. You may not even know when someone loads a virus onto your computer and you have to waste your time reinstalling Windows.