Keep your Windows updated
If you are a regular internet user, you must keep your Windows updated all the time. Microsoft release codes for security updates which helps to protect your computer from different malware.
Install a good Antivirus
Just updating your Windows is not enough, you must have a good antivirus software in your computer so as to safeguard your important data. There are many kinds of antivirus software which you can easily find on the internet. The famous antivirus software include Kaspersky, Norton, F-Secure, McAfee, AVG, ESET and Avira.
Keep your Antivirus updated
After installing good antivirus software in your PC, you have to update it. If you have installed a latest version, you may not need to update it. But, if you have installed an older version, you will see a message to update it, just click on it while you are connected to the internet.
Keep your Antivirus on auto-protection
It is extremely important for you to keep you antivirus setting on auto-protection so that it may be able to detect and remove all the malicious software from your computer.
Scan your PC periodically
You must perform a full system scan after few days in order to check for any kind of viruses on your computer. If your PC contains a lot of data, the full system scan will take some time. Therefore, you have to be patient.
Surf internet carefully
Mostly, the viruses struck your computer from the internet. Therefore, you must surf the internet on secured network. Use ‘https’ instead of ‘http’. Furthermore, don’t open any unreliable link.
Check your emails prudently
Emails contain a lot of malicious software which can harm your computer. So, you should only open those links in the emails which are from your own contacts. Besides, there is a folder of ‘Spam’ in your mail which mostly include unreliable links and files. Therefore, don’t open those links until you are sure about them.
Keep your PC password protected
You should set a strong password to your PC so that no one, with bad intentions, can access it.