Vaztech Computer Repair understands that computer security is a major concern of many people. Governmental agencies like the Social Security Administration have listed Identity theft as one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. A test of the success rate of malware was recently conducted, and the results showed that it took malware only 20 minutes to find an unprotected computer or device. You have to remember that while technology is improving so are malware, virus, and spyware also. We offer free diagnostic services to the Montebello community and other communities of Los Angeles County. If you think your system might be infected, bring it in and lets us help you diagnose it. Here are a few simple ways that can help to boost your computer security.
Making sure that your operating system is up to date is important. Malware likes to take advantage of weaknesses that it can exploit in your operating system. Some operating systems have what we term as “bugs”, those bugs are opportunities for malware to access your computer. They are either a program or part of a program this is not functioning completely as designed. Updates should be set to automatic. This will help keep your operating system as secure as possible. It is also important to update your antivirus and antimalware programs often. The upgrades help to streamline the efficiency by which the security programs function.
Physical barriers such as a firewall or even a router can help to prevent intrusion. What firewalls do is monitor data that passes from outside your system into your system. They also monitor what data is leaving your system. Routers can keep computers from accessing the internet when they are not supposed to access the Internet. Most Windows computers have a firewall option installed. That option should be used. You can also install a firewall device between your computer and your internet connection. This will help to keep data flow under control and can help to block and identify malware.
The choice that you make in which browser to use also has an impact on the security of your computer. Some browsers like FireFox are equipped with security features like secure browsing. These options are available under the tools menu and should be explored and utilized as needed.
Virus and malware advance as fast as the technology to prevent them does. They are tools used by malicious people who want to steal information, spy on your internet activities, or who simply want to damage your computer. Every computer needs an anti-virus and/or anti-malware program installed. It is important to research these products to make sure you are getting the best product with the latest security technology.
Prevention is at least half of the game of computer security. Take the time to install, update, and scan your computer. It can sometimes be a pain to do all of these things, but it is part of the price we pay to be secure. What seems like a chore is nothing compared to the damage that a virus or malware damage caused because we did not maintain our security.
Vaztech Computer Repair offers free diagnostic services to help you understand the best course of action for your computer. They also offer spyware removal, malware removal, and virus removal. They can help you to choose the best antivirus and antimalware software, and can install it so that it is working correctly.