How to Protect Yourself from Getting a Computer Virus

Posted by Info Email User on Saturday, December 1, 2018

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Computer viruses can infect your computer in many ways. It’s important to know the consequences of having a virus on your computer. A virus can steal sensitive information from your computer, it can corrupt important files, and it can even destroy different components of your computer. There are different ways in which you can protect yourself from these computer viruses. It is important to practice these and make them habits, so that you and your computer are safe from viruses or data stealing.

  1. Don’t Click on Links within Emails

According to Money Talks News, nearly 50% of computer viruses come from clicking on a link that was sent to us by a untrusted source. This tip also holds true to websites that we don’t trust. It is best not to click on links that we do not recognize.

  1. Minimize Downloads

Viruses can easily be downloaded. Like the previous tip listed, it is very important to know and understand what you are downloading. You can’t trust downloads from sources you don’t trust or recognize. Not following this tip could easily land you a dangerous computer virus.

  1. Use an Antivirus Software and a Firewall

People aren’t perfect, and mistakes are made. Therefore, computers come with a built-in firewall that can help protect against harmful downloads. Viruses can easily be disguised as a safe download. That’s why it is also recommended to have an antivirus software. These pieces of software will help protect you from clicking on dangerous links or downloads.

Computer viruses come in different shapes and sizes. That’s why it is important to practice these three habits to minimize your risk of installing a dangerous virus to your computer. If your computer already has a virus, it is important that you take it in to get the viruses removed. Brainwave Computers of Beaverton can help you with the removal of computer viruses. Learn more about Virus Removal from Brainwave, or give us a call at 503-806-0027.

 

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