Virus attacks have drastically increased over the past few years (and frequently more challenging because of their invisibility).
While we can’t guarantee you’ll never get a virus, these attacks can be avoided!
Here are our top virus-avoidance best practices:
- Do not browse websites that you don’t trust. If you don’t know it – don’t click on it.
- The same goes for links in emails, if something feels ‘off’ it is best to exercise caution and not click, or check with your IT team.
- Do not open emails from anyone you don’t recognize.
- Do not allow people to use your computer without your knowledge. (Also, if you leave your computer to go for lunch or use the restroom: Lock it! (Windows Key + L) or log out.
- Do not download and run unrecognized software, especially files with an .exe extension.
- Do not click on advertisement pop ups. (This includes popups that contain a warning)
- Do not follow automated chat conversation from random websites.
- Do not allow scanning of your computer with unknown scanner software from web.
- Do not use free anti virus software. Instead, use paid anti virus software.
- Do not use residential standard routers. Instead, always use business class firewalls.