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4 Steps To Keep Your Computer Virus And Malware Free

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4 Easy Steps To Keep Your Computer Virus And Malware Free

The internet can be a dark and scary place with viruses and malware waiting to steal your identity. Luckily, there are some preventative steps you can take to keep your computer clean and safe.

 

  1. Get a Quality Anti-Virus

Most computers come with a free-trial period out of the box. However, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck using the clunky and expensive suites pre-loaded on your computer. AVG offers a great free solution for those on a budget and an even better Pro version for complete protection.

 

  1. Install a better browser

Browsers like Chrome and Firefox come with a slew of security features. Install your preferred browser and update your security settings.

 

  1. Read Before You Click

The number one cause for infections are user authorization. Viruses and malware have gotten really good at looking like legitimate software updates, programs and even FBI warnings. None of these are real. Always research an application before installing or buying it.

 

  1. Stay Away from P2P Clients

As great as free movies and music sounds, it’s not true. Using a bit client to download files from strangers opens your computer up to whatever files have latched onto that U2 album you decided to download on a whim. You’re better off using a music streaming service like Spotify or Pandora.