Computers are an integral part of many peoples lives, because computers allow us to do our work much more efficiently, entertain ourselves in many different ways as well as learn without having to go to school or university. But weather you are using your computer for work or play, it is crucial for you to know how to protect your computer and therefore all the information that you have on it from outside intrusions.
Install protective software
The first and probably the most important thing to have in order to effectively protect your computer from viruses, hacking and other security treats is to install protective software. Nowadays there are so many different antivirus and other protective programs, that you can download and use for free, and most of them are very efficient, too. But if you want something more sophisticated or you need computer security for your work computer systems, then you can buy computer safety software or even hire computer security companies to keep your data and your computer safe from intrusions.
Back up your files
Another way how you can keep your computer security high and make sure, that even if something happens to your computer, you still have all your important data and files, is to regularly back up your machine. Experts suggest to keep at least a couple of months of the newest data backed up on either special back up systems or even the cloud. This way you can be sure that all new information, that you have on your device, will have a copy and will be available to you even the original of the data is gone.
Have strong passwords
If you have been using a computer for quite some time or have any training in computer security, then this probably doesn’t need to be said, but since many people still use passwords that are way to simple, then I will say it again, make sure your passwords are strong and consist of letters, numbers and even some special characters like exclamation points and such. These types of passwords actually aren’t that hard to memorize, if you create them as acronyms or even if you just memorize the mental image of the password or the path of the password on your keyboard. So don’t put down something that is easy to crack, because a good password can make sure that your email and other accounts are securely protected.
Keep protective software up to date
And lastly I would advise you to keep your protective software up to date and either enable the automatic updates or check for updates manually on weekly bases. These updates usually contain the protective capabilities of the latest computer viruses and other security threats, so if your software won’t be up to date with them, it also won’t be able to protect your computer and your data from them. Make sure your computer’s security has no vulnerabilities, just like you would with h security system for your house or office.