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Tips how to protect your computer from hackers viruses and all malware : A firewall helps protect your computer from hackers and antivirus. 1.Don’t Click On Links Within EmailsA good rule of thumb is if you don’t recognize a sender of an email, don’t click on any links within it. Microsoft says 44.8 percent of Windows virus infections happen because the computer user clicked on something.2.Back Up Your ComputerBe sure do a full back up of your system on a regular basis. The best way to clean up an infected file is to replace it with an original non-infected file. Not to mention the grief a current back up will save if a virus takes your system completely down. Its also a good idea to keep more than one set of backup in case the current one is infected before the virus is detected.3.Install Anti-Virus/Malware SoftwareThis tip may go without saying, and I almost just casually mentioned it in my opening paragraph. However, I have seen many computers—especially home computers—that don’t have anti-virus/malware protection. This protection is a must-have first step in keeping you computer virus free.Note : Having protection software is the first step; maintaining it is the second. Free anti-virus software is better than nothing, but keep in mind that it’s not the best solution. Microsoft does provide a security package for “free.” It’s free in that if you have Windows on your machine, you are granted access, but you did pay for your Windows license. Many users aren’t aware of this program, but it’s actually decent protection.It scans all the incoming information and helps in blocking the threat once detected. Microsoft Security Essentials Free Antivirus comes with spyware protection built in.4.Run DefragmentationRun defragmentation, disk clean up, registry scanner at least once a week. You can find defragmentation by simply pointing your mouse on drive C: (which is usually the hard disk main logical drive)A.Right click the mouseB.Click on propertiesC.Click on toolsD.Click on defragment now!There are so many shareware on the internet that you can get for free! (that is the reason it is a shareware!). Keeping your computer healthy can make you more productive (if you have a business!) or it will make you enjoy more surfing and browsing the internet!Sofware :This software is best for defragmentation,registry cleaning Tuneup Utilities.5.Use A FirewallJust because you have antivirus software running doesn’t mean you have a firewall. Both PCs and Macs come with built-in firewall software. Be sure to check that it’s enabled.Note : Firewall protection keeps your computer safe from intrusion by hackers while it is connected to the internet. It does so by examining the electronic data coming in to and out of your computer.6.Use A strong passwordThe first line of defence in maintaining system security is to have strong and complex passwords. Complex passwords are difficult for the hackers to find. Use a password that is at least 8 characters in length and include a combination of numbers, letters that are both upper and lower case and a special character. Hackers use certain tools to break easy passwords in few minutes. One recent study showed that a 6 character password with all lower case letters can be broken in under 6 minutes!7.Use A Pop-Up BlockerPop-ups are windows that appear over a website that a user has visited. They materialize automatically without any intervention. Its content can vary widely: it can be an opt-in form that is meant to generate leads, a video that is designed to promote a company’s campaign, a message that displays the latest news and updates or a third-party advertisement that the site owner wants the visitor to click on so he can earn extra cash.Even the most vigilant of computer users still run the risk of picking up malware. You should suspect a computer virus if your machine slows down, crashes, or repeats error messages.Note: Use this software Popup Blocker Pro8.Keep Your Software UpdatedRegularly check for software updates for your operating system (i.e. Microsoft or Apple) and your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox), and make sure you have the latest virus definitions installed with your Anti-Virus software. Software updates or patches often fix problems that could be exploited by viruses.