If we want to protect the data on our computer well, we have to follow a few basic rules.
How do I protect my computer?
After purchasing new hardware, one of the most important steps is to properly configure all software and applications used so that its use is fully safe. If you bought a computer that was previously used by another person, it is best to delete all the data on it and the previously installed programs, and upload the entire operating system anew. This is the best way to avoid any viruses on this equipment and move to safe use of your computer.
If the computer is used by several people, a very good way is to create several accounts, which ensures order in the data and a higher level of security for data preservation. Nowadays, computer manufacturers are preparing better and better protective functions, which are automatically installed during the update of the operating system. Updates are very much needed because they eliminate errors committed by Internet criminals when creating malicious software.
Antivirus - pros and cons
It's also worth installing a good antivirus program on every computer. However, such a program is only a tool that helps us to protect the computer and does not relieve us from the responsibility for thinking what attachment or website we activate. Sometimes viruses are designed in such a way that the program does not detect them immediately, and after a few hours of active operation it is too late to save data on your computer.
Security of computer use
The basic operating system in the computer has limitations that we will not jump over, so very often additional software and applications are installed on it, which are designed to protect it. However, programs must come only from a trusted source, do not use pirate versions, which sometimes free of charge can cause us a lot of trouble. You can easily install a Trojan horse, which will be more expensive than buying the original software.
It is also worth taking care of software updates, which will download new virus-free versions on an ongoing basis. Keep your computer safe. It is not difficult if from the very beginning we took care of configuration, installation of antivirus software, regular downloads of applications and programs.