Preventing Computer Virus

How To Prevent  Computer Viruses.

Just like with your immune system, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to computer viruses:

1. Use antivirus software 
You should always have a trusted antivirus installed on your computer – it is best to boot up some antivirus software as soon as you start using a new device. You should be able to turn on regular scans of your entire device so you know if there are any issues ASAP. 

2. Follow the Core 4 
By following four basic cybersecurity behaviors, you can forge good habits that make it tough for computer viruses to get through: 

Use complex passwords that are at least 12 characters long and are unique to each account; use a password manager to securely store all your passwords 
Turn on multi-factor authentication (MFA, sometimes called 2-factor authentication) for any account that permits it 
Turn on automatic updates for your hardware, software, and apps 
Learn how to identify phishing – don’t take the bait! 
3. Be careful on public wi-fi 
Public wi-fi in cafes, airports, and other businesses can be convenient, but these networks are often unsecured and leave your phone, tablet, or computer susceptible to viruses. Using a personal mobile hotspot or VPN (virtual private network) is a more secure way to connect when you are on the go.  

4. Get your software fresh from the source 
One of the oldest tricks in the cybercriminal’s book is to sneak viruses and malware into software and files people want to pirate. Always download software from verified sources and get all your apps from your device’s official app store. You might think your saving some money by pirating software, movies, or other media, but you are also putting your expensive device and network at risk.

Source:Gyamfi Michael - Bibiani Business Center