Friday, 25 September 2015

7 tips to keep your PC Secure from Virus | Techvedic

As the old saying goes, "Prevention is better than cure".

In this final module, I will share 7 reflexes to adopt today to maintain a healthy computer with the minimum effort. Please complete this list via the comments.

Table of Contents Module

1. Uninstall programs you do not use
2. Four questions to ask before you install a program
3. Refuse embedded with some free software programs
4. Limit up Windows startup software
5. Sort your documents, music, pictures and videos
6. The trap of security software vendors
7. Do not install illegal software

1. Uninstall programs you do not use

Between friends, the press ..., and we recommend that constantly TV programs to revolutionize our daily lives, there is a good chance that your computer (via your smartphone) is crowded with essential applications you no longer use ... ever!

From time to time, take 10-15 minutes to remove programs that you never use.

In the search field Start Menu 
(1), enter "remove"
(2). Among the search results, click "Add or Remove Programs" 
(3). The window that appears display all the programs installed on your computer:
Finally, select the program to remove 
(4) and click on the "button   Uninstall" 
(5).Do not delete programs that you know the name to avoid uninstalling the resources necessary for the proper functioning of your computer (eg your various device drivers). When in doubt, it is better to keep a program too much or ask for help.

2. Four questions to ask before you install a program

This is one of the most effective secret to prevent your computer become a snail with time!
Before you install a new program, ask yourself the following questions before installing:
Why do you need this software?
Do not you already have a program that would do the trick?
Do you often use this program?
And finally: Are you sure (e) that this software is good and that it meets with your desired expectations?
If necessary, take the time to compare different software. It is now very easy to find more or less objective tests on a given product (camera, software, printer, etc.).

3. Refuse embedded with some free software programs

To finance the development of certain free programs, some publishers offer to install any other software during the installation process.
This is for example the case of CCleaner. During the installation process, it asks you suddenly whether to install Google Chrome through...
When installing CCleaner, it also offers us to install Google Chrome
Where the process is insidious, is that if you do not take the time to read what is displayed on the screen and click frantically on the button "Next" to install the software, you will end up with additional software that you did not ask.
So be careful and read what is displayed on your screen during installation of a program! In 99.9% of cases, you always have the option to remove one or more notches to avoid installing unwanted program.
Another example: Avast Free Antivirus also offers installation of Google Chrome by default.
In short, I cannot say it enough! Always take the time to read the information displayed on your screen when you install software. This will save you many problems and surprises ...

4. Limit up Windows startup software

The programs that start with Windows slow boot your PC and use permanently valuable resources.
In addition, there is a good chance that you do not regularly use such software!
From time to time, so check the icons that are in the system tray (the area that is located at the bottom right of your screen).
Minimize the number of software residing in the notification area.
If you do not have a good reason to make these permanent programs, disable them using CCleaner!

5. Sort your documents, music, pictures and videos

Regularly classifying  and sorting your personal documents is beneficial for several reasons:
You reduce the number of unnecessary files that Windows needs to index and manage;
You can easily find your files if you put up a classification logic.
Here is the secret to avoid clutter on your computer: whenever you save a document, take a few seconds to categorize it and ask yourself if you really need to keep this file for the long term.

6. The trap of security software vendors

There is an impressive number of paid software to accelerate, clean and protect your computer.
The common presentations of these programs is that they are all essential, miraculous and ... expensive!
And "bonus" is that if you give in to fear that these publishers sell, strongly slow down your computer. For most of these quick fixes are programs that reside in the system tray.
In reality, you only need an antivirus (free or paid) and CCleaner! Here antivirus that I recommend:
Microsoft Security Essential (free)
Avira Free AntiVirus (free)
Avast (free)
Avira Antivirus Premium (paid)
Avira Internet Security: antivirus and firewall (fee required)
If you think your computer is infested with Trojans, I advise you to analyze it with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

7. Do not install illegal software

There are many reasons not to install illegal software. One of them is that most illegal programs available on the internet are infected virus.
If you still want to continue on this path, here are some recommendations:
Use a paid antivirus
Use a by-fire that will block internet access to illegal programs
Download and test your illegal software in a virtual machine

The best solution is to purchase the software online, to know which are the ones dominating the fore at present, you can look forward to this piece towards helping you out in the best way possible.

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