How to avoid internet threats

How to avoid internet threats

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These days, the internet it’s somehow part of our lives, because we are connected to it most of the time. If we search for something on Google, check emails or just post on social media channels, we just go online and make it happen. But are you aware about the threats that internet has?

Malware, spyware, phishing, attacks, botnets, viruses, worms or trojans, they all are to be scared of, because they can harm your device.  Let’s talk a little bit about them, just for you to know what to expect.

 

Malware is the short description from malicious software. It can affect your network and computer performance and it can steal data from you. If you want to stay protected, you will have to do a couple of things. Turning on the automatic updates will give you access to security updates and installing an antivirus will protect you even more. You shouldn’t open spam emails or links that you receive from people you don’t know and try to avoid installing software from pop-ups while you are browsing the internet.

 

Spyware is a threat that refers to programs that send users pop-ups and redirect them to other sites, while they monitors the browsing activity. If you want to be protected, then you shouldn’t click on links that are presented for you on pop-up windows, close it from the X, not from the close button that is integrated in the pop-up, don’t install anything from this type of windows and most of all, do not install antivirus programs from them. If you pay attention to this things, then you will be protected.

Trojans, worms and viruses, these act approximate the same and they will infect computers of individuals or organizations. They can slow down your computer, shut down or even crush it, while they will damage important data. If you want to avoid being in such situation, the you have to follow the advices that we gave you for malware and some more. For example, when you want to run a computer scan, make sure that your antivirus and anti malware software are up to date. You can also go to Add – Remove programs section and uninstall all al the software that you don’t recognize. As a last measure, you can disconnect your internet connection, back up all your data and the just format the C: partition.

Last in line, but not the least threatening is phishing. This we think is the worse, because the internet user can be easily tricked that what he sees in front of him is a trustworthy organization and for that he can give access to his personal info’s.

To stay away from phishing, you will have to pay attention to a couple of things. On of them is to not take phone calls, e-mails or pop-ups from persons you don’t know seriously. Another advice is not to give personal information to nobody, or if you must do it, make sure that the source is credible. Financial details should be provided only if you are sure that the connection is encrypted and you must pay attention to URLs of the websites where you are about to send your information.

 

Hope you had good advices and from now on you will be more carefully while you are browsing the internet.

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