Installing Dedicated Anti-Virus
Antivirus Tip: Installing dedicated anti-virus or malware software can be a second line of defence, on top of practising vigilant internet browsing.
Installing Safety Add-ons
Antivirus Tip: Depending on the web browser you use, installing an appropriate ad-blocker and other safety add-ons can be helpful.
Install a Mobile AntiVirus
Antivirus Tip: Always have at least one anti-virus program installed on your phone, but preferably have two.
Limit Network Connections
Antivirus Tip: If you work on a network, keep it limited to only a handful of connected workstations, and with security such as passwords and connection types.
Update Operating Software
Antivirus Tip: It might seem obvious, but keep your device’s operating software up to date to plug any holes in its security and regular fixes for program bugs.
Always Close Your Browser
Antivirus Tip: Always close your internet browser when you are done, and turn off your data or Wi-Fi connection when not using your device.
Antivirus Tip: Be careful when using ‘open’ or free Wi-Fi in a coffee shop or airport lounge. It’s open to anyone, including hackers and viruses.
Avoid Social Media
Antivirus Tip: Where possible, do not post your personal information on social media and the internet, as some viruses can track your personal data.
Check Link Addresses
Antivirus Tip: Always hover your cursor over a link to see the full address, especially as some can be shortened to hide malicious links.