One of the most important things in Internet security is to have a little common sense. With these tricks you can avoid a virus by browsing the web.
Although having complementary antivirus software never hurts, the first antivirus for your computer should be you. If you want to avoid a virus on your computer, the best thing you can do is think a little about things when browsing and make a little common sense.
In any case, some references on what to avoid to avoid getting a virus on the computer always come in handy. These are some of the most suspicious things you will find on the web that could carry a virus.
Don’t click the wrong download button
This is one of the older tricks, but it is still very effective. You are going to download a program, a movie, or anything else, and you will find several download buttons. Probably only one is what interests you. The others will make you downloadmalwareoradware.
First of all, if you’re on a page you don’t know and with tons of download buttons, the best thing to do is to exit the page. If you have doubts about which link to click, don’t risk it. Anyway, there are certain indicators of what is the link you should click: look for a button with a design and font according to the rest of the page and check the security of the link with ipty.de/av.
Don’t use outdated browsers
One of the most important security measures. Use a browser that stays up to date and turn on automatic updates. Browsers are not updated every so often because yes, but mainly because they have to put several security patches.
By using an outdated browser, you are directly exposing yourself to various vulnerabilities while browsing.
Avoid security ads
If you are browsing the Internet and suddenly find a warning of a security error in the form ofpop upignore it. Especially if it insists when you try to close it. Thesepop-ups they are just tricks to get you into a real virus when your computer doesn’t really have any problem.
If these ads do not appear only on certain websites but are systematically open at all hours, you really do have a problem. But ad links are not going to make it worse, they are going to improve it. In this situation, you should proceed to a cleaning to end the viruses.
Delete multimedia you need codecs false
If you download a movie or a song and can’t play it (in theory) because you’re missing some codecDo not think that the problem is yours. The problem is, almost always, the file, which is not a true multimedia file butmalwarehidden.
The best thing you can do is try to play the files with VLC, which has practically all thecodecs you may need. If the file does not start with VLC, save it as soon as possible from your computer.
Download the applications directly on the developer’s website
Many times, when searching for a program on Google, it takes us to a link on a download website such as Softonic and CNETDownloads. But most of these download sites try to sneak viruses everywhere. So whenever you want a program, try to download it from the developer’s website or from the program itself. Or, if your operating system has a store, you can also download the applications there.
Only then can you ensure that you get a clean and updated version of any program.
Do not use the administrator account
Desktop operating systems often let you set up an account as a standard or administrator. The administrator account has access to many more system permissions, and you shouldn’t use it for day to day. It is better to use a standard account and enter the administrator password when you want to make any changes.
This is because if you normally use the administrator account and you get a virus, that virus will be able to make many more changes on the computer than from another account.