How Can You Protect Your System from Malware Attacks?

“Hacker’s use the dark web”

It is true though you cannot the dark web and therefore, the hackers breach their way using colours. They work in the dark but attack the system in light and unknowing we get lured and open the doors for them to steal the information with our permission. The most eye blinding part of these cyberwars is that the victim has no way of differentiating among the genuine and conned ads, applications, and software.

Here are a few steps of prevention that are helpful in reducing the probability of falling into the dark pit dug by the burglars,

1. Update the operating system, browsers, and plugins- As the technology advances, we must update our systems for a simple reason that with every update the open vulnerabilities are well taken care of. Most importantly, the new generation programs are designed and developed while keeping pace with the updates. So, if your system runs a century then you are most likely prone to getting hacked easily.

2. Remove the applications that are of no use to you- If you have been using older applications with the new ones then stop that immediately. Either update the old ones or find a new and all-rounder compatible alternative or delete it if you no longer use it.

3. Enable the click-to-play plugins- Here is a catch that can prevent you from malvertising and no-need-consent downloadable programs. If you have enabled this particular plugin then Java and Flash will be kept away from running the undesirable programs.

4. Use stronger passwords or password manager- There are sites that suggest making strong passwords by using upper and lower cases, numbers, and special characters. However, if you make typical passwords, change them often, and do not use them for multiple logins then your browsing is secured. However, it is understandably difficult to remember so many passwords and therefore you can use a secure password manager that will keep track of your logins.

5. Use explicit software- If you are not sure of the attack the use anti-virus, anti-malware (Advance PC Protector), anti-ransomware, firewall etc. This software will help to detect and eliminate the issue.

6. Browse on a secured connection- If the browser has proper padlock icon to the left of the URL means you are on a secured connection and the details shared between you and the website will remain confidential.

7. Logout once you are done surfing- Once you are done surfing through the websites, make sure to log out so that you do leave a trail of your confidential information.

8. Read email with wide-open eyes- Do not get greedy by the enticing offers and click on the link. Read the email thoroughly, research about it, and then make a move.

9. Do not give away information to strangers- Do not trust the cold callers that show their concern as someone from tech support. They are cons and beware of the answers you give to their questionnaire. Do not click on anything they say or give away the credentials they ask.

10.  Do not click on any helper’s link- If there is a pop-up or advertisement stating your system has a virus or is under malware attack, just ignore it. It might be a trap.

While developing a software, all the breaches are taken into account. Similarly, it is important to be aware of all the preventions that can be helpful in keeping your data safe and secure.

Milan Tomic

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