Using Multiple Antivirus Programs
Antivirus Tip: No single anti-virus program can provide 100 per cent protection. Using two or three programs to provide a wide security net is preferable.
Antivirus Tip: Normal viruses may start as annoying pop-ups, but trojans that prevent you from restarting your PC are admin-level and require experts to remove.
Antivirus Tip: Not all files picked up by your anti-virus are malicious. Some are just background system processes. Adjust your AV settings to overlook these.
Turn Off Password Savers
Antivirus Tip: Turn off the ‘save password’ function in all of your internet browsers. Write down your passwords for safe-keeping.
Use Your Own Devices
Antivirus Tip: Use your own devices, as typing your personal info on another device might result in your information being used for criminal reasons.
Using a VPN
Antivirus Tip: You can use a virtual private network to prevent intruders from seeing your browsing history and hackers accessing your device.
Be Wary of Online Interactions
Antivirus Tip: Treat any interaction on the internet like a professional meeting – provide what is needed, and do not do more than what is necessary.
Analyse Online Information
Antivirus Tip: Analyse everything you read online, as a majority of the information online can easily be twisted maliciously, such as the ads you read.
Antivirus Tip: The majority of websites record where you have visited. Be sure to stick to websites you know as the information collected becomes product ads.