Malware is back……

Malware

Yet another large scale malware attack has been reported. See link.

To minimise the chance of getting infected and potentially losing your valuable data, follow our tips below:

Operating System

If you are not running Windows 10, your computer is more vulnerable to attack. Upgrading from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 is free. Most computers that were bought with Windows 7 and above can normally be upgraded without issue.

Anti-Virus

Keep your anti-virus program up to date. We do advise paying for the software as “Free” versions of anti-virus programs do not always provide you with adequate cover. PC Repair Leeds recommends AVG.

Anti-Malware Software

Whilst you can not run 2 anti-virus programs on your computer, you can run separate anti-malware software. We strongly recommend Malwarebytes. This is a nonsense program that you can manually run and easily remove any malware that has gotten on to your computer

Anti-Ransomware

There are now an increasing number of software starting to develop protection directly against malware intrusions. PC Repair Leeds is currently trialling Zone Alarms latest effort. See link

Don’t Forget….

You can help your computer stay safe. Keep you computer up to date, only open email attachments from a sender you recognise and never allow anyone to remotely access your computer unless you know 100% who they are. Ensure you have a local and a cloud backup procedure in place. If you need any help with the above, contact PC Repair Leeds today.

Stay Safe.

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