25 Best Ways To Prevent Viruses And Malware

Posted by on May 14, 2013

No one wants to deal with those nasty viruses and malware. Having your data corrupted and your hard disk rendered inoperable is the worst nightmare for a  computer user. Imagine all those memories from old pictures being gone in an instant when viruses and malware attack your computer. To make matters worse, reformatting is a great hassle. Thus it is best to stop viruses and malware in their tracks before they wreak havoc. As they say, prevention is better than treatment. And in order to help you accomplish these preventive measure here are the 25 best ways to prevent viruses and malware.
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Individual precaution when opening emails coming from friends

People have a higher chance of avoiding viruses when they scan their email-attachments first before opening them. If something looks suspicious and is in a video file, chances are that it should not be opened. An anti-virus scanner must be attached as a way to defend the computer from any randomly downloaded file from the internet.

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Making extra precaution of installing up to date anti-virus

The anti-virus offered by internet service providers will not be enough to protect the entire computer system from virus or spyware infection. For this reason it would be better to install additional free anti-malware programs for adequate protection. A business grade anti-virus software needs to be installed to protect the PC all throughout the day.

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Perform daily scans

Despite the fact that anti-virus tools and anti malware tools are installed, it would still be best to perform daily scans to make sure that no virus escapes the systems. There can be a high volume of viruses entering the system everyday and the only way to reduce the damage is to scan the files daily. Via daily scanning problems can be isolated.

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Avast free-of-charge anti-virus

The creators of Avast anti-virus have made sure that it is faster than ever. The creators have found a way to provide clear instruction for installing and uninstalling programs by just clicking a simple check box. It provides sufficient protection from viruses like trojan and worms.

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Superantispyware

Superantispyware is considered to be an all in one anti-virus system. It can be used to fight spyware, adware, trojans, worms, keyloggers, parasites, rootkits, and rogue security products including the removal of malware. It is light on the system and will not slow down the computer while doing its job.

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Use a firewall

This is a basic rule that all computer users need to understand. Although the use of a firewall is not that effective for internet worms, it is still vital when fighting infection from the user’s own network. It will provide better control over the moves of the computer both in and out.

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AVG Internet Security

This protection is perfect for home and business use, it involves the assistance of expert internet security specialists. It is constantly updated and has advanced features. It can be used to fight viruses, spyware, trojans, it can help prevent identity theft as well as other web exploits. It can also protect people who are using Instant Messenger even when using Local Area networks.

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Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003.

It can prevent direct malicious software like Mydoom, Sasser, as well as Blaster. After solving the issue it will provide a detailed report explaining the outcome. In order to get new updates delivered users need to go to the Automatic Updates once a month. It will effectively warn users about the viruses that have entered.

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Avira AntiVir 10 R

Version 10 offers an improved way of removing malware including the remnants. However users need to be careful because fake AV is being circulated on the web. It makes use of the shadow copy function which allows the antivirus to scan and locked the current files being used. It also has a simplified UI on detecting malware for the benefit of the users.

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Immunet Protect Review: Cloud-based Anti-Virus Software

This received a high recommendation rate due to the fact that it can work with other anti-malware software. There is no need to disregard other anti-virus protection being used because it can provide collective immunity and cloud-based protection. The installation is also quick and will not allow any new installation without checking it first.

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Housecall Trend Micro

It is a state of the art anti-virus program that can identify and remove trojans, worms, unwanted browser plugins that slow down the computer including other malware software. It contains an intuitive interface and performs faster. It is effective in detecting the latest threats and can specify which folders should be scanned and which folders should be used.

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Panda Active Scan

It provides a fast, resource light scanning effect and also has proactive internet security against malware and viruses. It will be able to inform the user which files are infected in order to be able to apply early solutions before the virus can spread and corrupt other files.

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Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 Version

It contains everything that a computer user needs to have when it comes to staying safe and secure while browsing online. It can be used to protect transactions at work, while processing bank transactions including shopping and playing online. The users can stay-up- to date using Kaspersky Internet Security. It’s easy to access and understand.

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Microsoft Security Essentials

This is reliable free antivirus software released by Microsoft. It provides a basic virus scanner and also provides protection against malware and spyware as well as live system security. It can easily be downloaded in several formats and is compatible with Windows 7 and Windows XP. It also comes in 20 different languages making the instructions easier to understand.

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Ad-Aware and Avast-Free-Antivirus

Ad-Aware provides free antivirus protection including anti-malware protection. It has been made to bundle up with the Google chrome installer but has optional features just in case another browser is preferred. It is effective in preventing rogue programs from auto-starting on Windows and cleaning the computer.