Prevent Your Laptop Computer from being infected by a Virus

If you’ve been using a laptop computer for sometimes now there is every probability it is a very important part of your life and that you will do everything within your power not to lose your files on it. Losing the files on my laptop computer due to a virus can be a catastrophe and as a result of this I have decided to learn the various steps I can take to protect my laptop computer from a virus infection.

I have been using my laptop computer for a very long time now and within this period I’m very happy to say that it has never been infected by a virus. This article will be giving you a few tips on how to protect your laptop computer from being infected by a malicious virus.

Be Extra Careful with How You Use it (what software you install, which drives you install, which sites you visit)

The first step towards protecting your laptop computer from being infected by a virus is by being careful with how you use it. You need to examine your usage to see if it might result in a virus infection for your computer – a major thing you should avoid is installing just any software from anywhere. Make sure you don’t install any software you download from the internet except you trust the provider. It is also important to be careful with which USB disks, external hard disks, CDs, DVDs, and other external drives you use with your computer. Make sure you don’t use anything with your laptop unless you know that it is safe.

Another thing you need to be careful with is which websites you visit. Only visit websites you trust, and whenever your antivirus suspects a website to be malicious make sure you don’t visit it.

Be Proactive by Installing a Great Security Suite (that includes an antivirus, antispyware, internet security and a firewall)

The next thing you should do to protect your laptop from virus infection is to be proactive by installing a great security suite. You will notice that I’m not just telling you to install an antivirus. An antivirus can be very good, but there is a limit to what it can do. You will be able to go very far by installing a complete security suite consisting of an antivirus, an antispyware, an antimalware, a firewall and an internet security suite. Having these things will be a great guard against any virus trying to attack your computer.

Password Protect it to Avoid Multiple Usage

A lot of laptop users these days don’t password protect their computer. They just leave it for any stranger to use without caring about the implications.

Make sure you always do your best to password protect your computer and never let anybody you don’t really trust get near it. So many laptops allow you to password it before it even loads and this way nobody will be able to access your operating system or format your laptop if it is stolen. This will also make it difficult for viruses to modify your computer or any part of it.

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