Back up Important Files
Antivirus Tip: It is wise to back up your important files and have them on a separate memory storage device, just in case of a virus or malware.
A Computer System
Antivirus Tip: A computer virus replicates itself by changing the code in other programs to copy itself across a computer system.
Different Types of Viruses
Antivirus Tip: There are several different types of viruses and they all behave differently, including how they spread: virus, trojan and worm.
Keep Track of All Devices
Antivirus Tip: Keep track of all the devices connected to your network like printers, computers, etc. This makes spotting unauthorised devices easier.
Regular Virus Scans
Antivirus Tip: If you ever notice your PC or device acting suspiciously, like working very slowly or turning itself on, perform a full virus scan and back-up.
Encrypt Sensitive Info
Antivirus Tip: Encrypt very sensitive information, and do not keep it on a PC or device that can access the internet. Rather use a flash drive.
Disable Internet Functions for Children
Antivirus Tip: If children use your PC, disable certain internet functions or limit their time on the device. Teach them how to avoid unsafe websites, too.
Opening Unknown Emails
Antivirus Tip: Do not open any files attached to an email if the subject line seems suspicious, unexpected or you don’t understand it.
Reliable Download Sites
Antivirus Tip: When downloading files from the internet, make sure that the source is reliable and reputable.