People who download software usually experiences two things –either they’ll get the file safely or they’ll pick up viruses. Seriously you don’t want to hear “Threat has been detected” from your computer. Then later on you’ll be asking yourself what’s going on with your computer, some of your files suddenly gets lost and you get panic because your project that needs to be passed as soon as possible is one of it. Then you’ll be screaming in your head WHYME?? WHY THAT?? But come on, it’s not the end of the world. Here are some useful tips that might help you next time you download software so that you won’t experience another tragic encounters with viruses again.
Common Sense. We humans are gifted with a lot of things and one of that is common sense. If you think that the website is not trustworthy enough, then don’t anymore attempt to download any files from it. You don’t want to get Trojans then regretting later on why you clicked the download button, do you?
Beware of Pop-ups. Have you ever experienced surfing the net then suddenly you encountered some pop ups on the screen? They might seem interesting though but don’t be fooled easily by those virus in disguise. They may seem harmless but they can wreck your computer system and can damage important files including your beloved project.
Read the comments and Recommendations. Before downloading any software, make sure to check first its recommendations and comments. Reading won’t hurt you anyway. Who knows, you might find some important comments in it like whether it’s safe or not.
Anti-virus. This is a must have software that you should have in your computers. This would serve as your protector from viruses or computer infections that might enter in your computer. But there are times that antivirus won’t be able to kill those cruel worms from your computer especially those strong viruses that could make your hard drive beyond repair. Therefore, it is very vital to have an anti-virus you should keep in mind to be careful in downloading things from the internet, ALWAYS.
So I hope you’ve learned something from this. If you’re constantly getting virus threats, you should also have some back-up files just in case it attacks your computer system specifically when it starts duplicating projects of yours and your important files. Learn from your experiences and always be careful at all times.