Is there any better feeling in the world than buying a new computer, the anticipation of opening the box of new computer smell and firing up a new PC. Hundreds of memories of being a kid on birthday morning, that new computer will not survive in bugs and virus-infected world. Without taking some necessary steps, here are five ways to protect your new pc right in this article for computer security.
STEP#1. TURN ON YOUR FIREWALL
It should be automatically when you power up your computer but it is the first line of defense, so you want to make sure that it’s really turned on. It blocks incoming outgoing connection from potentially malicious sources.
How to turn on firewall
Go to start > click on control panel > Windows Firewall
You can see if it’s turned on, if it turns off then turn on firewall window by click to the left. Also make sure that your firewall is turned on for both home and public network. You need to check block all incoming connections, this will provide greater protection against hackers trying to get into your computer.
Click OK when you are done all check.
STEP#2. CHECK OUT FOR WINDOWS UPDATES
Microsoft usually updates its software at least once a month, so it is very possible that your brand new PC doesn’t have the latest security updates. That means you’re not protected from the latest threats.
Go to Start > All programs > click on windows update >
This will open the window update screen, where you will be notifying any window update available for your PC. Some time it does not see any notification then click on the “Check for Updates” at the left under the control panel home which will start checking for updates. When updates are available click it in order to install updates, this will begun the update process.
Some updates require restarting your PC, making sure that you have any important work over left, otherwise you will lose it. Once the system restarts and goes back to update and repeat the same process until no update left for your PC.
Once it done, in the windows updates menu click on the change setting at the left of you screen. You can set update and download automatically; speaking of updates your copies of windows might have internet explorer 8 or 9.
Now you definitely want to upgrade to Windows Internet Explorer 11 because it is much faster and very secure.
STEP#3. INSTALL ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE
Computer and viruses has become truly fighter because since the technology of computer starts the virus took place at initial level and now with the latest fastest computer technology the upgrade of viruses are also updated. If you go to step#1 where firewall job is to stop hackers which is not enough to stop virus or bugs infecting your computer.
Just about every new computer comes with Anti-virus software pre installed, you would need to activate but be advice these are usually just free trials. And then you have to pay for complete packages.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PC UNPROTECTED EVEN FOR A DAY
If you don’t want to pay for your anti-virus software, then there is the free type of computer security such as AVG which popular and most reliable, some other includes Avast Free Antivirus and Microsoft security essentials.
Just now if you want pay for your software, you probably don’t get any technical support. Install your new software then make sure to uninstall your old one. Running two antivirus programs at once on same PC can cause major problems on your computer machine, also make sure that you click on the automatic updates. It’s like two elephant fighting in a small box.
STEP#4. STOP THE SPIES (SPYWARE)
Spyware and Adware are equally invasive and then you also have that key lockers. It’s a scary formal spy where they keep track on everything that you types and then release all that information right to the hackers. Windows comes with the program called windows defender which can help to protect you. Adware are commonly attack into your computer when there is more time duration of using computer for internet such as online game, live streaming, etc. This type of internet usage brings the Variancetv virus which is same as adware and for that you need the strong window defender.
To find this software: Go to start > Control Panel > Windows Defender
Now there are other free spy programs available in the market such as Ad-Aware internet security which provides the good protection performance, there is also SPYBOT search & destroy, Spyware Blaster etc.
STEP#5. UPDATE YOUR FIREWALL
If you really serous to protect your computer system then you can upgrade your firewall, there are huge companies like ZoneAlarm, Outpost Free security suite offer more resistance firewall’s then windows. It all blows down to how far you want to go in order to protect your new computer or old one.
Personal opinion: As far as updated in viruses I recommend Ad-Aware antivirus that protects against all types of malware and spyware. From viruses to Trojan root kits worms, high hackers and key lockers. Ad-ware gives you security by actively block threats in real time. It automatically update while you work, play, internet web browser or other operates in your computer system.