Julia Vashneva, the Semalt Senior Customer Success Manager, is going to open your eyes to some tricks needed to be performed while being attacked by malware.
Almost all of us have dealt with computer viruses and malware in some part of our lives. Am I right? It is not fun to have viruses; instead, you should be concerned with your online safety and security is at risk. When your computer starts slowing down, that's the time when you should avoid malware and take severe measures.
Use layered protection at all points
The very first thing you should do is use layered protection at each and every point. This will keep your system safe from web-based attacks, online vulnerabilities, mutating viruses and drive-by downloads. For maximum protection, you should activate your network threat protection software and scan the device once or twice a week. You may also try the Intrusion Prevention Systems, Firewall, Insight, SONAR, and Antivirus for your online safety. Symantec Security Response says that we should keep our software and operating systems up-to-date.
Reduce the attack surface
Reducing the attack surface to a great extent is important. You should uninstall the applications that you are not using. Let me here tell you that the high-risk or sensitive endpoints can cause maximum damages to your system. That is why you should scan your device once in a day and stay away from installing unknown and unwanted software.
Improve default Symantec Endpoint Protection settings
Improving your Symantec endpoint protection settings is important. Even a few settings can bring revolutions in your online protection. You should keep the settings per your requirements and ensure your privacy so that the hackers don't trick you.
Keep browser plugins updated
Most of the attackers evaluate your browsers and then try to infect your systems. That is why it is important to keep your browser settings and plugins up to date. You should never use Internet Explorer, Acrobat, Flash, and Abode Photoshop without scanning your computer or mobile device. Many viruses and malware enter your system through Internet Explorer. So, it is better to stay away from this browser and try Google Chrome or another browser of your choice.
Block P2P usage
One of the easiest and quickest ways hackers use to distribute malware is by peer-to-peer (P2P) networks. You should always block P2P usage. For this, you can create and enforce non-P2P policies such as the use of your computer should be restricted so that no outsiders can access your device. This way, you can ensure that your computer is saved from malware and viruses to a great extent.
Turn off AutoRun
You can stop the arrival of viruses and malware by turning of AutoRun. While downloading something, you should always turn it off so that unnecessary items don't get installed on your computer device.
Ensure all OS patches are applied
Last but not the least you should make sure that each and every OS patch is properly applied. Companies like Apple, Microsoft and Google release service packs, security patches and hotfixes for their global customers every month. Their products help us correct the defects in our operating systems. You can get any of those products and install on your computer for maximum safety and online protection. Whether you are using Mac OS X, Windows or another operating system, you should always update your browsers and programs once or twice a month.