10 Important Computer Security Practices You Should Follow
Posted on: 10/10/2013 02:39 PM

Howtogeek posted 10 important Computer security practices you should follow

10 Important Computer Security Practices You Should Follow


Antivirus programs arent perfect especially Microsoft Security Essentials. If youre relying on your antivirus alone to protect you, youre putting yourself at risk. You should still follow basic, common-sense computer security practices. Its hard to make a complete list of all the little tips and best practices geeks follow every day. This is an attempt at listing some of the most important security practices that you should swear by. Use Antivirus Even if youre careful, you should use an antivirus. Its possible you may be infected by a zero-day vulnerability in a browser plugin like Adobe Flash or your web browser itself. Even if you keep your browser updated, you may be infected by a new, unpatched vulnerability just by visiting a web page. Now, this isnt extremely common but it does happen. An antivirus is an important layer of protection, as it will help protect you even in the face of such vulnerabilities. Leave UAC Enabled User Account Control was obnoxious when Microsoft introduced it on Windows Vista, but its much less intrusive on Windows 7 and 8. Its at its worst when setting up a new computer and installing your favorite software but, after you set your computer up, it wont bug you too much. UAC helps prevent malicious software from modifying your system without permission.



Printed from NT Compatible (http://www.ntcompatible.com/news/story/10_important_computer_security_practices_you_should_follow.html)