Security Tips for Browsing the Internet Safely

Despite having adequate protection from antivirus software and Spyware many users still have the problem of getting infected by some form of malware.

This mainly happens because they don’t take care while browsing and clicking on suspicious links can lead to infection of your system.

Browse Internet Safely

This article will provide you with a guide on the list of things which leads to your system getting infected with different kinds of malware. If you follow the guide and prevent from taking such actions then you can reduce the chances of your system getting infected.

 

1.  Clicking on Unknown and Suspicious Links:

  • When you’re browsing the website you must have real time protection enabled and also perform monthly Full scans of your system.
  • Keep your definitions up to date.
  • Some category links often carry malware and they include stock advice sites, porn sites and free download sites.
  • Porn sites frequently hijack your browser and enables pop ups to run every time you launch your browser and install malware deep into the registry which is very difficult to remove.
  • Other than authenticated stock advice sites such as Morningstar, the wall street journal there are some nasty sites such as stock message boards contain links which are full of malware so it’s advisable not to click on any links in message boards.
  • Free download sites sometimes contain free contents with malware in them. So unless you’re sure about the authenticity of the free software don’t download it.

2.  Clicking Links in Instant Messenger Programs:

  • Sometimes while chatting we get some advertisement links and such.
  • Don’t click on them unless your sure its from someone you know or added in your account.
  • If a link says “Click on the link and look at the pic, it’s pretty cool” don’t click on it because it most probably contains Trojan.

3.  Opening Suspicious Email Attachments:

  • Whenever you receive an email with attachment DO NOT open directly.
  • First save it to a folder in your hard disk and scan that folder to make sure that it’s not a virus or any form of malware.
  • Once its assured that its safe then open it.

4.  Opening Emails From Suspicious Senders:

  • If you receive an email from some sender who you don’t know or the sender haven’t introduced their intention in the subject field then don’t open it.
  • Sometimes opening the email leads to virus getting installed in the computer
  • Unless you’re absolutely sure about the sender’s identity DO NOT open the email.

5.  Leaving Behind Your Personal Email Address On the Web:

  • Most of the time we leave behind our email address on various websites that makes us vulnerable to get spams and malware.
  • To avoid this have at least two email id.
  • One email id for the sites that ABSOLUTELY require your email id for joining or registering
  • Another email id for your friends and family ONLY.
  • This way spam will be directed to your dummy email and your personal email can be accessed safely.

All the available anti-spyware, malware and anti-virus software don’t provide 100% protection. So if you follow this guide then at least you can reduces the chances of your system getting infected.

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