Computers! The inseperable and the most substantial objects which top the list of useful items in our daily routine.
The usefulness of these machines need not be defined to the citizen of today. The awareness about its uses is surely there at a defined rate amongst all age groups but is the need for its security also so aptly present??
The doubt arises as to how many of us are aware of the high risks that await our handy, all rounder machines?
Well; once we are linked to the Internet, no doubt we are connected to the wide world on a small screen but we also are left open to various malfunctions that can be inflicted on our computers due to the attack of a number of Viruses, Trojans, Rootkits, Worms, Phishing attacks, Adware infections etc.
Let me enlighten you about a few of the ways and means which might prove of help in case your digital systems get infected and start acting in a way not known to you. The computers might get so much on your nerves that you might feel like either you could bang your head into it or pick it up and fling it at the wall!
To begin with; know what a virus is after all?
An anonymous malicious program that starts functioning from any location in your system, has the capacity to replicate and spread from one file or folder to the other.
The virus is most of the times the prime reason for :
- Corruption of sensitive data
- Hampering the security of documents
- Corrupting and deleting the files
- Abrupt Reboots
- Blue screens
- Undefined and random errors
- Pop up windows
- Crash down of the RAM of the Computer
- Reducing the functioning speed of the Computer
Before Viruses cost you your computer, here are some useful tips to save your computer and get rid of viruses.
Select your Antivirus software: Usually when you buy a computer you do get an antivirus software installed in it. But why not go for the best antivirus software that the market has to offer. Some of the top brands are:
- Bit Defender
Installing antivirus software is not enough, they need to be updated from time to time.
Utilizing online Antivirus software:
The functioning of an anti virus software is hampered by some viruses which find access to your computer in the form of an antivirus program. To undo the effect of such viruses; you can download some free online antivirus scanning software for getting an on the spot remedy. Online Technical service providers also can be contacted and they can help install scanning software instantly through remote assistance.
Accessing online rescue disks: Rescue disks are to be made while installing an anti virus software and rebooting the computer. These Rescue disks are useful to detect and remove viruses more effectively as they load the antivirus even before the operating system starts loading. These disks are automatically renewed once the antivirus is updated.
Using Antiadware software: When unwanted advertisements clutter your web browser in the form of pop ups then surely these are adware attacks. Such programs are actually malicious in nature and slow down the system, many a times they are carriers of unwanted harmful software which can be used for identity thefts or breaching the security.
Using Firewall to get rid of computer viruses:
Firewalls manage the network traffic by systematically regulating the activities of the system. These Firewalls are either in the form of hardware or software and operate on the basis of pre defined security standards. It’s prime function is to filter the sites and grant access to them on the basis of the risk factor that it might pose to the computer. If the site is found to be harmful or does not have a trustworthy IP address then the user can not access the site….or in other words, that site is blocked by the Firewall!