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Protect the system from viruses

Protect the system from viruses

People buy expensive antiviruses and firewalls, but not many people understand the most important rule. Namely, that the best defense is common sense and understanding of what you're doing. That is why most of the troubles associated with viruses, hacking and theft of information happen at the initiative of the user himself. A few basic rules of computer security will help prevent most threats, while an antivirus or firewall in 99% of cases will not be needed.

  1. No need to sit in the system on behalf of the admin. Most of the actions that we perform do not require admin powers. However, if there are any, not only you have full access to the system, but also all the programs that are launched by you. It is easy to guess that viruses, which are also ordinary programs, get full access to your entire system. If you need to do any action that requires administrative rights, just run the desired program as an administrator and enter the password. Thus, without your consent, no virus will be able to perform actions harmful to the system.

  2. Install all programs from official websites. No need to download anything from varezniki. In general, piracy is bad. People worked, respect other people's work. By the way, you can safely do with free software, which in most cases is in no way inferior to paid programs, and often even surpasses them in its functionality,

  3. Update your operating system regularly. Many updates have implemented fixes for those bugs that were found in previous versions. Therefore, do not be lazy to update any software. Either way, the current version is always a good thing. In addition to critical updates, new versions have some pretty useful features that weren't there in previous versions.

  4. Do not use simple passwords. Simple passwords such as qwerty123 or 123456. Very easy to pick up. Come up with a unique password that only you will know. Do not tell anyone your password, not even your relatives, friends, girls. What two people know, everyone knows.

  5. Don't click on enticing ads. Such advertising, containing loud appeals or motivations, is usually unfair. Try to restrain your desires.

  6. Use the latest version of your web browser A vulnerability can be found in any program. It's only a matter of time. Therefore, if you use outdated browsers, the probability of infection increases greatly due to the presence of a hole in this version that has long been known to all hackers. Even if there is any vulnerability in the last revision of your browser, the probability that someone will use it is close to minimal. Of course, upgrade to a new version if there is one.

  7. Turn off AutoPlay on your system. With administrative privileges disabled and autorun of programs disabled, the probability of virus infection is rather negligible. In this case, for the virus to work, you will need to run it yourself with admin rights, and then enter the password. Antivirus in this situation is completely unnecessary when performing the last 10th point.

  8. Don't get caught up in fakes. A long-known type of fraud is the creation of fake pages of clones of popular resources. Check the correctness of the URL address in the browser bar. There are cases when viruses modify system files, for example, in Windows or Unix-like systems. Check with yourself this file. By default, there should be only one entry containing the local address of the machine , localhost. In any case, the probability of such an infection is minimized if you do not use the default admin rights.C:\Windows\etc\drivers\etc\hosts/etc/hosts

  9. Be vigilant with SMS messages. Remember that you can withdraw money from your number not only if you send an SMS message yourself. Access to your account is also open if you gave the hacker a code that came to you in an SMS message from any service. This is usually implemented as a subscription to some news or services.

  10. The most important point. Think. Be sure to think about what you're doing. You should never do rash actions, motivated by dubious emotions or easy money.