Antivirus Tip: The free software packaged with your operating system is often not enough protection. Rather purchase quality anti-virus and malware software.
Antivirus Tip: Install specialist anti-autorun software, as many viruses attach themselves to drives and copy to whatever is connected to the system or network.
Antivirus Tip: Disable the autorun function on all USB ports, as most malicious software automatically installs itself when autorun activates.
Antivirus Tip: No network or system can be 100 per cent secure, but taking precautions helps. Get protection according to how risky your work is.
Keep a FAQ List On Hand
Antivirus Tip: Keep a ready list of easy ‘how to’ instructions for guests to make it easier to navigate the security you have set up on your PC and network.
Create Complex Passwords
Antivirus Tip: Do not use your birthday, spouse or pet’s name, or an obvious popular culture references as a password. They’re the first to be guessed correctly.
Antivirus Tip: You should be wary of a website by the number of pop-up ads you see. The more you see, the greater chance of viruses.
Antivirus Tip: Invest in a strong spam filter. It not only prevents most phishing attempts, but can provide a small layer of protection from other viruses.
Antivirus Tip: Phishing is when criminals try to get your personal details, credit card info or passwords via fraudulent emails or SMSes. Always double-check.