HoW To Deal With Malware

What ever OS you are using, at any where and any time, spyware and malware can still bring from your notebook. The main effort, however, is not to stress out over spyware and malware while you're on the street. Please read on for tips that will assists you troubleshoot any problems you may dealing with and keep your Laptop running while you are far from the office.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT TOOLS


I think most of us have some anti-spyware or malware and also antivirus software installed on our business computers; some of us have more than one loaded. But these softwares aren't really going to be very helpful unless we update them frequently. Even the famous software such as Spybot Search & Destroy needs updating to do its job properly.
When a user got notification a problem, usually first reaction is to run the anti-spyware/malware and antivirus programs on his computer. And That's a brillian effort. Of course, it's important that you update and install the most current version of the software before you run the program. Those action can save you a bit of time and will help root out any new infections you may have picked up while browsing on the Web.
Despite you can arrange most enterprise-level antivirus softwares to update automatically, there are some softwares that need manual updates before you begin the lengthy scanning process. For example, one of the many malware or software on the internet, all you have to do is click the Update icon on the left side of the screen to download the newest malware definitions. When you have done download the latest definitions and detection rules, then  click the Search For Problems icon and follow any prompts to complete the update.

USE THE BEST DEFENSE


One of the best ways to prevent your computer from being loaded down with malware is to never let the stuff in the door. Windows includes a basic firewall (it's activated by default), but added protection helps. You will want to check that Windows Firewall is up and running on your computer. To access the firewall in Windows Vista/7, click the Windows icon, select Control Panel, and then select Windows Firewall; in WinXP, click Start, Control Panel, and Windows Firewall. If the firewall is set to Off, simply select the radio button or link for On and click OK.

Now comes the step of adding another layer of protection. Search online and you'll find several free firewalls available that do a good job of protecting your computer from unwanted intrusions. A number of these programs, once installed, will prompt you to determine which programs are authorized to access the Internet.
Then the programs will block the rest (or at least seek permission to allow a new program to access the Internet). Of course, the enterprise-level offerings include powerful firewalls, so if your company uses programs such those, make sure they're up and running before you leave for a business trip. You can also search the Web for the latest highly rated antivirus and personal firewall solutions, many of which have free versions available for download.

BEWARE DON'T CLICK THAT 

Automated spyware and antivirus tools are great, but they're no substitute for a little bit of vigilance on your part. Got an email from someone you don't know? Immediately trash it without opening it.
Even if your email program automatically opens your new messages in a reading pane, it's a good idea never to download an unexpected attachment.
Consider using an alternative email service provider (various Web-based options are available) that can give you an extra layer of protection by immediately scanning all incoming and outgoing attachments for virus threats.
Also, no matter what the pop-ups tell you, don't click anything that jumps unsolicited onto your screen claiming to be able to fix a virus or spy-ware problem.
These pop-ups are more often than not carriers of spy-ware and viruses in the guise of an actual message from your OS. A general rule of thumb is that if it opens in a browser window and you did not specifically point your browser toward it, don't click it. Action that we must do it, just close the window and go about your business.

BEST ACTION IS KNOW WHAT YOU'RE RUNNING


So, if your system is armed to the teeth with regularly updated antivirus and anti-spyware utilities, but you're still having troubles? There are some simple fixes you can run in Windows to help you at least get around spyware problems. You can simply monitor and control the programs your computer is running at startup. To do this in WinXP, click Start, then Run, and then type msconfig into the window that appears. Click OK and then click the Startup tab. See anything with a blank entry? If something refuses to identify itself, it's a pretty good bet you don't need it to start up your machine.


De-select suspicious check boxes (you can also streamline your computer's startup routine here, if you wish, by deselected softwares that automatically load that you rarely use). Click OK and restart when prompted. In Windows 7, open the Windows Defender program. Choose Tools and Software Explorer and then click Startup Programs from the Category menu.
Your startup programs will display in the left pane. Simply click a program to highlight it and then click the Disable button. Alternatively, you can permanently terminate a program by clicking the Remove button. It's also a good idea to set a restore point when you know your computer is working well.

That way, you could always bring back your Windows to a time when it was functioning right properly.  To create a restore point on windows, click Start button, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and System Restore. Click Create A Restore Point, and then follow the wizard that appears. To restore your machine, click Restore My Computer To An Earlier Time.
I Hope this article will help to know much more about how dangerous of spyware and malware. Thank you for read my article. See you on my next article.

12 Responses to "HoW To Deal With Malware"

  1. Oh interesting! Thankfully my husband works at an internet company so any issues I have I'm like ASK YOUR BOSS PLEASE! haha but this is good information to know!

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  2. Thanks to this very informative article. :)

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  3. I am still new to this kinda stuff. I hope I learn to address this issue like you said. :)

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  4. it’s so important to get malware issues resolved. good tips too. Thank you for share it.

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  5. very useful information. we should always be aware of it. you have shared so many information through your blog.

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  6. All of these are great tips for dealing with malware. Keshi Richmond

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  7. Super informative, just a shame i don't really get IT haha

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  8. I keep getting malware attacks. Though some of the information is too technical for me, I will still try to implement the changes. Haha

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  9. Golden rule of internet browsing don't stray click and download from non trusted sources. Great tips

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  10. I have had some bad experiences with malware. Thanks for sharing this info.

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  11. Growing up I used to click on anything and never look too far into malware issues. I’m glad that there’s more knowledge about it these days.

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  12. This is so informative and helpful. Thanks for sharing

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