Almost 300,000 computers in about 150 countries are affected by Wannacry ransomware. Among the actions that should be adopted, experts point out the updating of operating systems and use of antivirus as the main ones.
Ransomware is something that locks your file and asks you to pay for unlocking it. Prevention is always better than cure! That’s why we have decided to list you few practices that you can implement today to protect your computer from virus/malware attacks.
Keep Your Computer Up To Date:
Updated operating system is the first thing you could do to protect your computer from hackers or any kind of virus/malware attack. Updating an operating system adds the extra layer of security. Updates not only brings extra security layer it also enhance the overall experience.
Do not open suspicious emails or links
The user should not believe in advertisements on the internet, nor in messages and links that eventually arrive by email. In such cases, one must check the address of the sender and be aware of the domain from where it is being sent.
Using A Good antivirus
Antivirus can stop an attack or identify a threat. Make sure you have the best antivirus solution installed on your Computer. If you have planned to purchase a good antivirus then make sure it have internet security which would protect you against various online theft.
The firewall works, in a way, along with the antivirus. It is responsible for expelling what is of doubtful character before it enters the machine. Once inside (when the firewall fails) you still have the antivirus that will do everything possible to eliminate it.
Back Up Your Files
In the recent ransomware-type virus attack – which blocks files until a ransom payment, the biggest problem faced by users is the loss of files. So, make sure to have a proper backup on the regular basis. Having a backup on an external hard drive or a cloud could be ideal.
These are some of the tips which you need to follow to protect your files and your computer. If you want to give us some more suggestions, then leave a comment below.