Today, PCs have become the most important part of our lives. We use this computing as well processing machines to store our vital data & to execute our essential tasks. Being unfortunate, a number of cybercriminals are always in the mood to harm us. ZoneAlarm Support mavens here to sprinkle light on some ways in which the online attackers can harm us. Have a look:
The intruders can infect our computers, laptops, etc., by injecting viruses into them
The attackers can harm us by deleting or corrupting the essential files existing on our devices
The hackers can steal our personal details for making some financial harms or doing illegal activities.
Therefore, it has become important to keep our devices safe from such cybercriminals. The infections which the online criminals use to damage us are invisible. So, it is hard to detect them with our bare eyes. Thus, the ZoneAlarm Technical Support experts are here with some essential security tips. These tips will support you to safeguard your PC as well as the network from threats.
Develop a habit of following these directions by ZoneAlarm Customer Support. Doing this will keep you away from infections throughout your entire life. If the tips seem difficult, call ZoneAlarm Support mavens.
Tip 1: Install a trustworthy antivirus software
The first step in making a security guard around your PC is having a good ZoneAlarm antivirus software. The antivirus limits the threats from entering into your computer. It performs a check of your device every day. This will guarantee that no virus enters into the computer. In case, the antivirus notices any threat, it will destroy the issue soon. For details on the complete working process of antivirus software, call ZoneAlarm Support.
Tip 2: Keep your antivirus up-to-date
Just the installation of an antivirus software is not sufficient. If you thinking that installing an excellent security suite is enough, then sorry, but you are incorrect. The online attackers getting smarter day by day are arriving with new methods to infect your computer. Thus, in order to fight against these latest techniques, you must keep your antivirus up-to-date. The habit of updating the antivirus on regular basis will keep you safe from state-of-the-art hacking attacks. Sometimes, the cybercriminals attempt to damage the bugs existing in the application. However, maintaining an up-to-date antivirus will ensure automatic fixing of these bugs. ZoneAlarm Support techies are always there to help you while updating your security suite.
Tip 3: Don’t allow automatic downloading of email attachments
ZoneAlarm Technical Support mavens suggest not to download the email attachments from an unknown sender. Moreover, if you want to open it, then first of all scan it. There are a variety of threats that spread via this method. For example – ILOVEYOU virus. Try to report the emails from unknown or suspicious source as spam. If don’t have the idea on ‘how to mark the emails as spam?’ call ZoneAlarm Support.
Tip 4: Back up your PC on the regular basis
In protecting the device from threats, one of the major steps is keeping it backing up on regular basis. ZoneAlarm Support technicians recommend you to build 2 backups i.e. online & offline. This is because the virus not only steals the essential data but delete or corrupt it as well. Therefore, you should keep a backup of your data. This will prevent you from ransomware threats that ask a huge ransom in turn of decrypting your data.
Tip 4: Avoid clicking the links pop-ups and emails
Inviting virus by clicking on suspicious links has become very common. Just a click on an alluring link can make you fall in a dangerous situation. Thus, the ZoneAlarm Customer Support techies advise you to avoid clicking on such links. Some of the pop-ups or email attachments that you should avoid are:
Pop-ups telling that you are a winner
Email attachments with poor formatting or grammar
For more, consult ZoneAlarm Support technicians.
Tip 5: Use unique, strong and distinct passwords
Creating strong and unique passwords for each of your online accounts is crucial. ZoneAlarm Technical Support mavens sprinkle light on some essential points:
Never use similar password for two or more different accounts
Evade creating the passwords with help of the dictionary words as they are easy to estimate
Create a strong password by using numbers, special characters, uppercase & lowercase letters
Tip 6: Always use the firewall software
The up-to-date antivirus software can safeguard your device. But the combination of antivirus & firewall programs ensures matchless protection. Firewall is the products that act as a virus filter. It does not permit any sort of threat to enter into your computer. Running on specific instructions to block the viruses, firewall prevent spreading of threats. More information regarding firewall is available with ZoneAlarm Support techies.
Tip 7: Evade downloading & installing of free music & games
The websites that allow you to download the music or games for free are suspicious in most cases. Thus, the ZoneAlarm Support executives recommend you to evade downloading things from such sites. Moreover, don’t download the executable files ending with extensions such as .exe or .com from undependable sources. If due to any reason you want to get the app or file, then take guidance from ZoneAlarm Support technicians.
Tip 8: Remove Sensitive data from your computer
Are you habitual of saving the sensitive details such as credit card details, passwords info on your system? ZoneAlarm Technical Support mavens suggest you change your habit as soon as possible. They also recommend to don’t share your passwords or usernames even with your friends. You should not save passwords or other details on browsers as they are not trustworthy for the safety of the details.
Tip 9: Always use the up-to-date version of your web browser
No matter which browser – Google Chrome, Firefox or else you are using. The thing which matter is that the version of the browser you use must be latest. Online attackers try to compromise browsers by infecting trustworthy websites or by creating fake websites. However, using the browser with its latest version will minimize the risk of such harms to a large extent. For getting the latest version of your web browsers, consult ZoneAlarm Antivirus Support technicians.
For more tips on safety against threats, make a single call on toll-free ZoneAlarm Support Number – 1800-012-720. You can also reach us if coming across any sort of difficulty in following the tips given above. ZoneAlarm Support techies are 24×7 at your service.