How to prevent malware and adware downloads

Post On: January 30, 2017
By: dhioendar

Below is how to prevent malware and adware downloads you can use.

You need to update your softwares.

Watch out for suspicious email, think carefully before click a download and do a manual virus scan on downloaded files before you open them.

How to prevent malware and adware downloads with using the latest version of software.

Get the latest versions of softwares you use.

Maybe the automatic updates can be annoying when they require a restart, but these unplanned time-outs are a small price to pay for a safer computer. You just need to look at the notification area that accompanied by a red check mark which indicates a problem.

How to prevent malware and adware downloads

You can use Secunia’s Personal Software Inspector (PSI).

This software offers graphical views for your software-update history.

How to prevent malware and adware downloads with secunia

How to prevent malware and adware downloads with protection settings

To test the protection settings in Windows 7, click the pennant image while in the notification region and choose Open Action Center. Click the down arrow next-to Protection to look at your present controls.

Watch out for Phishy emails.

Don’t click links or download attachments unless you really know what they are. If you already click on them, you can do a full system scan with an anti malware program like Malwarebytes’ free Anti Malware Program. Once your machine is virus-free, change your email account’s password and change it on a regular basis.

How to prevent malware and adware downloads with malwarebytes

Watch out for stealth downloads.

Sometimes warnings and alerts frequently pop up unexpectedly. Even pop-up blockers can not block them when we travel from site to site.

How to prevent malware and adware downloads with WOT

You can use Web of trust.

That program alert you about untrustworthy link in the search results. You just need to download the software you want from the source or the closest link to the source as possible. When you finish download the software of files you want, right-click on them and scan it with your security software.

How to prevent malware and adware downloads with wot

When pop up windows coming up, don’t click anything. Just press Ctrl-F4 to close it, or press Alt-F4 to close your browser.

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