Ways to better protect yourself from viruses.
This is for all you windows users who are afraid of viruses. Viruses are a pain and can destroy a computer and sometimes the only way to get rid of them is to restore windows to the beginning. This means all your precious music, pictures and videos all lost. So why not protect your computer so this doesn’t happen to you?
There are a few things I recommend:
1. First you will need a good, strong reliable anti-virus! For this I highly recommend Kaspersky. It warns me whenever a virus tries to download on my computer and stops it and even prevents me from going to websites.
2. Spy Bot Search and Destroy What this does is it edits your host file to redirect you to the ip adress 127.0.0.1(your computer) whenever you try to go to a website known for malware and innapropriate material.
3. Internet browser other than Internet Explorer I highly recommend Comodo Dragon because it has an option to apply ComodoSecureDNS which will again, block you from going to sites known for malware and innapropriate material. It also has a tool near the top right that will scan a page to see if it is phishy(a phishing website trying to latch spyware onto your computer), and if it is it will block it.
4. Malwarebytes(free version) It’s a great free application that’s perfect for keeping on a usb key for emergencies!
I use all these when I’m on a computer running windows and I’ve never had a problem!