Secure PC software is a collection computer programs that impact information security. These software programs are useful for detecting malware and protecting against ransomware, phishing, backdoors, Rootkits, etc. Computer security software is a must-have tool for both individuals and businesses. It can help lower risk and increase productivity. It is scalable, and works well in all kinds of environments. Its advanced features include the threat library which provides heuristic protection and prevention. It also supports encryption of data and cloud-based storage. Its user-centric approach allows organizations to monitor employee behavior and deter threats without affecting the network or system.
Get rid of unnecessary software. Intruders exploit weaknesses in software to infiltrate computers, so the less programs you install, the lower the likelihood of a cyberattack. After researching the software eliminate any software isn’t needed. Backup your settings and files before you remove any software.
Use a standard account that’s not an administrator for your daily activities. Log in only with an administrator account when you need to install or remove software or change the settings on your computer. This will limit the effects of viruses and keep your personal data safe from hackers.
Update your operating system as well as your web browser and applications. Updates to operating systems and apps frequently include security fixes that prevent hackers from accessing your data or breaching your systems.
Make sure that all portable devices are encrypted as well as external drives. This will prevent anyone from accessing your personal or sensitive files should they be lost or stolen. The IT department at UF can enable this for laptops, if you haven’t already done so.