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All home computer users want to make their home computer more secure, but they don’t know whom to trust and what to do for improving the security of your computer. So here some useful tips are enlisted for the same purpose. Read the tips and apply them to strengthen the Security of Your Home Computer:


Always Connect to a Secure Network

Although cable modems, internet service providers and digital subscriber lines providers offer some level of protection and security monitoring, but it is important to protect your router against the approaching threats as router is the first device that receives data from the Internet.

Install and Run Antivirus and Anti-spyware Software

To detect the presence of malware and other infections, there are many types of antivirus and anti-spyware software which can detect the traces of malware presence by scanning the patterns in the files or memory of your machine. defencebyte AV Pro is a good application to serve this purpose on your computer.

Remove Unnecessary Programs from Your Device

Don’t run the program that you don’t need. Check what all software are available on your computer and remove those which you don’t know and use. But before removing an application from your machine, verify if you need it or not.

Configure and Enable a Firewall

A firewall is either hardware or software based security system that controls the bidirectional flow of information using some protocols. It filters out the information before transmitting it to your computer. This network security system controls the information flow between your computer and the Internet. Most of the modern operating systems have a built-in firewall and in addition to OS firewall, most of the routers also have a built-in firewall.

Use Your Computer under the Principle of Least Privilege

If your device is infected, the infection can function can operate only under the rights of the logged-in user. To reduce the impact of malware, it will better to use a standard or restricted user account for performing day-to-day activities.

Alter Unnecessary Default Features

Altering unnecessary default features reduce the risk of being attacked so it is better to review the features which are by default enabled on your computer.  It is good from the safety prospect to disable or customize those by default enabled features which you don’t need or don’t use.

Secure Your Web Browser

Web browsers installed on new machine usually are not set to have secure default settings hence it is a critical step to secure your web browser in order to improve your computer’s security. Otherwise, if it is not set to have secure default settings, more number of attacks are suppose to take advantage and hit your web browser as it is not secure.

Install Software Updates and also Enable Future Automatic Updates

Often software vendors release updates in order to fix or patch vulnerabilities, bugs, flaws and weaknesses in their software program.  Therefore, it is important to keep your software updated as intruders may exploit these vulnerabilities, bugs, flaws and weaknesses s.

Practice Good Security Practices

To improve your computer’s security, there are some simple things that you can do which are as follows:

  • Be wary of untrusted links and email attachments and don’t click on links or open attachments unless you’re not sure that you have received it from safe source. Moreover, if you receive email attachment and link from a person you know, you cannot be 100% sure that they will be safe.
  • Verify if you are providing your sensitive information to a legitimate and authorized source because some web pages are designed in such a way that they seem as if they are genuine and original, but in fact, they are fake and unauthorized. Some email or web pages that look like genuine may be sent and displayed by an attacker.
  • Create and use only strong passwords. Set a unique password which is the long string of eight or more characters, at least one symbol, a variety of uppercase and lowercase letters, and number.

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