If your computer suddenly begins to act unusual or slow, we tend to point the finger at viruses. While a virus may not always be the culprit, it is likely that you have some form of malware. Some have malicious intent and others can just be inconvenient. If you are not skilled in the ins and outs of computer software and hardware, these can be extremely difficult to remove. Here are some tips on how to prevent your computer from getting infected with malware and how our computer repair in Leek can help.
Install Anti-Malware Software
This is the most important step for prevention and should also be one of the first things you do when you purchase a new computer. This acts as a tough barrier between malware and your computer and is your main defence against nasty viruses.
Keep Your Anti-Malware Software Up-to-Date
As software and hardware become more advanced, unfortunately so do viruses. Updating your protection as you go along could help prevent even the latest viruses. Our computer repair specialists in Leek can help recommend powerful anti-virus software.
Regularly Scan Your Computer
It goes without saying that the longer a virus is on your computer, the more damage it can do. Running regular scans can help find and fix issues quickly before the fallout is destructive.
Secure Your Network
Recently made computers connect to our files, printers, internet and more via a Wi-Fi connection. Ensure your Wi-Fi is password protected and that only those who need it, and you can trust, use it.
Avoid Sketchy Sites and Attachments
Avoid websites that provide pirated material and have an excess of pop up ads. Do not open any email attachments from senders you don’t know and do not click on any suspicious links, these sites are usually the suspects for hacking and hijacking viruses.
If you have been the unfortunate victim of computer malware or viruses, you can find out more about our computer repair in Leek here, and how we can help get your computer back to full health.