Do’s and Dont’s to Avoid Malware

Posted by John Larkin - March 1, 2014


Malware, or malicious software, is a name given to describe a certain program or process which stealthily and forcedly installs itself to the system. Meanwhile, malware rejects being deleted. In a broad sense, malware refers to Trojans, worms and malicious codes. Here, we will talk about browser hijackers, adware, spyware, and rogueware in a narrow sense of malware.
Browser hijackers are a kind of software that has the ability to change browser settings, redirect home page and mislead the victim into dangers. Among the infamous browser hijackers are feed.helpbar.com virus, mixidj.delta-search.com virus, www-search.net virus by Tuvaro virus and sweet-page.com virus.
Adware is named as a certain program aiming to promote products. Adware will generate a lot of ads or pop-up windows, which mess up the computer on the other hand. Some notorious adware includes S.m2pub.com virus, Srv.clickfuse.com virus, Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net virus and Great Deals virus.
Rogueware are rogue or fake programs which disguise as genuine security tools and display many false security warnings to deceive or threaten victims to pay for fraudulent registered keys. Rogueware can block the working of real installed security software. Here are some unwanted rogueware: Windows AntiBreach Helper virus, Windows Antivirus Suite virus, Windows AntiVirus Tool virus, and Windows AntiVirus Helper virus.

How can we avoid malware?

Without doubt, malware will access the system via the Internet. Hence, it is You who should take responsible for the prevention. You can follow detailed tips as below.

Do not visit unsafe content or open junk attachments. Malware can hide in some unverified web pages, unsecured links, pop-up windows or unknown e-mails. Hence, it is highly advised not to click unsafe online content or open spam e-mail attachments. Besides, it is also necessary to disable or block instant messaging protocol from accessing enterprise network or home network.

Do download latest security software like anti-virus, anti-spyware and safeguard in the system. Having a kind of security program in the system is not a difficult task. But if you switch off the real-time protection of security tools, you will provide big chances for malware to do harm to the system. Meanwhile, the newest anti-virus software contains enhanced and improved capability of PC protection. Therefore, to update the signature and virus database is of great essence.

Do update your Operating System timely. Internet is also called World Wide Web that is a dynamical space. Various threats are creating every day. Operating Systems keeps releasing updates and patches to fix eventual bugs, vulnerabilities and glitches, adapting to such big and complex environment. Hence, it is rather important to keep the OS up to date.

Do perform updates to third party applications like Adobe Flash Player, browsers, and Java, etc. To accomplish work with the system, we need to turn to third party programs like web browsers, word editors, and video players, etc. But they could be made use by hackers to drop malware.

It should be known that malware can cause damage and loss to the system as well as the victim. So it is necessary to develop good habits of web browsing and computer use.



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