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Protect Against Malware With These 5 Tips

Did you know that cybersecurity experts estimate that by 2021 a ransomware attack will occur every 11 seconds? In a day, we have 86400 seconds, do the math. How likely are you to get attacked?  Ever wondered what slows down your computer or why it’s behaving weirdly. Those might be malware affecting your computer performance.

Fortunately, I have good news for you, 95% of cyber breaches are influenced by human error. Meaning you can easily protect yourself against malware attacks. This article will give you five tips for malware protection.  Read along to strengthen your cybersecurity measures.

1. Install an Antivirus Software

It goes without saying, you should never use your computer, especially on the internet, without antivirus. In most cases, people are relentless in protecting their home computers with antivirus software. You may suffer a massive blow if the computer crashes due to a virus.

Always ensure your antivirus is up to date and active. For gamers, cracked games or cheat codes are flagged as malware and you may get banned. You can use IWantCheats Spoofer that has a triple layer of protection so you can keep playing.

2. Constantly Update Your Operating System

The OS is continuously being updated to make it better and efficient for its users. The updates come with security patches that seal previous penetrable holes.

At times updating your computer may inconvenience you and seem to be a pain in the neck. Do it when you are sure that you’ll not use your PC for an hour or so. The internet connection should also be secure and reliable.

3. Always Scan Email Attachments

Don’t be quick to open an email before scanning using antivirus software. Hackers target their prey by sending a malicious file or link to their email. When you click such a link or download a file, they can access all your account details or even the computer.

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If you’re using Gmail, it automatically scans all emails and flags if it suspects the email has a virus.

4. Backup Your Data

If you value your data, then you have to back it up. Backing up your data is the best strategy for ransomware protection. If by any chance, your computer suffers a ransomware attack and you are asked to pay, you can quickly decline. Then format your drive and restore the backed-up data.

There are many options for backing up your data, either using an external hard drive or cloud storage.

5. Use Strong Passwords

Hackers can use a malware attack to target your personal details. The time taken to break your password by an attacker depends on the combination of the keys used. A strong password has more than eight characters with a variety of letters, numbers, and abbreviations.

Choose the Best Method to Protect Yourself Against Malware on Your Computer

Hackers are constantly coming up with new ways to gain access and steal information. If you follow these suggestions, you’ll almost certainly reduce your chances of being attacked to zero. To protect yourself against malware attacks, you must exercise due diligence and caution.

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