5 Ways To Avoid Virus Removal Services
There are many different types of computer viruses such as spyware, adware, trojans, malware and many more that upon infection will require virus removal services. It is very important not to get your computer infected as that may lead to stolen personal information or even identity theft. The following are 5 ways you can reduce your chances of getting your computer infected with a virus and avoid having to spend money on virus removal services:
1. Install Anti-Virus Software
Many people use free anti-virus software like AVG, Silverlight, Avira, Avast, etc. to protect their computer from malware and viruses. Even though these programs offer a limited amount of protection, it is a good first line of defense. For full protection against viruses and for virus removal, you should purchase and install a professional antivirus program on your computer. These programs not only offer more updates to keep your software always up to date, but also protect against a greater amount of threats such as spyware, worms, Trojans and etc. Paid antivirus software usually also have useful features such as browser security and email scanning as well as advanced virus removal features.
2. Keep Anti-Virus Software Updated
No matter which antivirus software you use, you will need to update it. There are hundreds if not thousands of new viruses emerging daily and it is a matter of time before your computer will be infected if your antivirus software is not updated. If a computer virus penetrates your system and the antivirus signature contains the details for it, the virus will be removed immediately before causing any damage to your system. If it is not in the signature, the virus will go undetected and may cause damage to your operating system, personal files, programs and/or other important data on your computer.
3. Setup For Daily Scans
Even though your antivirus software is most likely always monitoring your computer, sometimes it misses a virus. It is very important to perform daily thorough scans and see if any malicious software is on your computer. It is also important to get rid of the infectious files as soon as they infect your system in order to prevent the spread of the virus and make the virus removal process easier.
4. Do Not Open Any Email Links or Attachments
If you are not expecting an email with a link or attachment or it comes from an unknown source, it might be a virus. Be very skeptical when receiving an email with an unbelievable offer or an email that requires you to click on a link to get something. Sometimes a virus will take hold of a user’s email account and send out emails to everyone on their contact list.
5. Practice Smart Surfing
Many paid antivirus programs will have built in surfing protection that will protect from a number of website viruses and phishing attacks and similar threats. Automatic pop up blockers that are currently included with the latest versions of Internet Explorer and a few other browsers also help stop your computer from contracting a virus. This notwithstanding, it is very important to practice safe surfing by not opening any links that look suspicious and not visiting any non-trusted websites.
Using these 5 helpful ways of avoiding a computer virus, you can greatly reduce your chances of getting your computer infected with viruses. If your computer is infected with viruses and you are not sure how to remove them, contact NP Technologies which offers professional virus removal services in Toronto and surrounding areas.