With the increase in the number of viruses in the internet market, there is a need of such security solutions that can save your device from all the threats. Most of the threats attack your device through various mediums with an intention of stealing your personal information, including banking details (while making online transactions) and corrupting your important data. In order to protect your software, applications and the data available on your device, there are certain tips that you should keep in mind. These are:
Don’t open Email attachment without scanning
Most of the viruses hide themselves in the files that are being sent over the web from untrusted sources. These viruses also have the capability of replicating themselves for spreading over the internet. So, the next time you receive any file in the email attachment, make sure you scan it first with the McAfee antivirus before clicking over the download button. Do this step even if the sender is your best buddy or your boss!
Also, if you find the subject line of the email questionable, don’t attempt to open it. If you still feel that the file is important for you, then first save the file to the hard drive, scan it and then open it.
Delete chain emails and spam emails from your inbox
Try not to forward your messages emails that come from the unauthorized sources or untrusted sources. These mails may clog up your network as the mails may include offensive content.
Deleting temporary or junk files regularly
Temporary or junk files not only affect the performance of your device but it may also damage your files by corrupting them. So, it is recommended to clear them at regular interval of time. If you have installed any security software like McAfee, then it will automatically clear them up.
Pay attention from where you are downloading your software or applications While visiting a website for downloading any software or an application you need for your system, make sure the website URL prefixes with https instead of http. The “s” letter in this context represents security.
Also make sure the website is legitimate or reputed. If you have McAfee antivirus product installed on your device, it will instantly send you an alert upon detecting any virus or malware on the website. Follow the antivirus instructions to deal with the virus or choose some other website for downloading the software. It is always recommended to visit only the official websites for downloading their products.
Update your antivirus with new virus definitions available
Every day we come to know the internet world has been attacked by new viruses or malware. To make the antivirus ready for dealing with such viruses, the companies keep on launching the new updates. Most of the antivirus have automatic update feature enabled. But for some reasons, if you have disabled this setting, keep in mind to update it manually.
Backing up your data
Doesn’t matter if you are prepared or not prepared, a virus can attack your device anytime. While most of the viruses come with an intention of stealing your confidential information, there are some that may also damage or corrupt your data. So, it is recommended to keep a backup of the same. Most of the antiviruses, including McAfee offer complete protection with cloud backup where you can keep your data secure.
Personal firewall protection and network protection
Choose an antivirus that provides you total protection, including firewall and network. This will stop the viruses, malware, spyware, Trojan horses and other threats harm your device.
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