How Do You Protect Your Computer From Malware?

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  1. PhoenixV profile image63
    PhoenixVposted 12 years ago

    How Do You Protect Your Computer From Malware?

    What exactly is malware and what do you do if you get it? How do you protect your PC from malware?

  2. profile image0
    msorenssonposted 12 years ago

    I use Norton but I hear AVG is good too..

  3. JohnA-gmc profile image58
    JohnA-gmcposted 12 years ago

    I use malwarebytes and avast. Mycomputer is malware free

  4. networmed profile image58
    networmedposted 12 years ago

    As JohnA-gmc posted, yes...malwarebytes is very effective for malware protection. It detect and remove malwares that antivirus miss and this is a good supplementary protection to your antivirus.

    Take note though...that the freeware version of Malwarebytes does not offer realtime protection just as antivirus do. But it's really effective if you will to use it with manual scanning. If you want hassle free and realtime protection, you have to buy their commercial version.

  5. vinner profile image71
    vinnerposted 12 years ago

    In linux versions virus and malware attack is less

  6. artrush73 profile image60
    artrush73posted 12 years ago

    Recently I have rebooted my system because of virus. I had the malware also. And the way to keep your computer clean from any virus or malware is to get a mac or to buy really good antivirus.
    There is also another way, Don't use computer smile but I guess this isn't an option in 21 century lol

  7. TheITNinja profile image60
    TheITNinjaposted 12 years ago

    To protect against Malware, you need to act in two ways:

    (1) Protect your PC:

    * Use a good Anti-Virus Software.
    * Make sure your firewall is enabled.
    * Make sure your Operating-System is always updated.

    (2) Stop the virus vectors:

    * Do not visit illegal sites, or sites of a dubious nature.
    * Do not use pirated software.
    * Do not use peer to peer software, shared files often contain malware.
    * Do not open email attachements without first scanning it.

    * Set Up a **Seperate** PC for browsing only, this can be a "virtual PC" so that the image can easily be "restored" if does fall pray to malware.

  8. PreetSaluja profile image40
    PreetSalujaposted 12 years ago

    Use a good anti-virus, I recommend avast, AVG, Norton, Bit Defender. Do not use pirated software and download any file from the internet without  reading its review or the comments that users post about it.

  9. lanetodd profile image71
    lanetoddposted 12 years ago

    The best I found and is free is Microsoft essentials, and if you already have malware, download spybot, version 1.62.  You can google it.  Works great and finds everything that is causing issues with your computer.
    Lane Nielson


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