Why has my computer got a virus? 4 ways to protect yourself from viruses
SCS_BPI_CYBERSEC2_300x300Everyday there seems to be new story about a company suffering from a cyber breach and data being compromised. These types of attacks can happen to businesses at any level, including government organisations and independent companies.

Many of these cyber attacks occur because a hacker has been able to compromise their IT system. However data being breached can be caused in house if an employee has unknowingly installed a virus onto their computer.

If your computer is running very slow, you are getting unexpected messages, or programmes are starting automatically or crashing, you may be infected with a virus. It is important that both you and your employees are aware of the risks of cyber attacks and how to minimise the risk.

Here are 4 ways to protect your computer (at home and at work) from viruses:

  1. Ensure your virus protection is of a high quality and provides your system the best support possible.
  2. Make sure your anti-virus software is regularly updated, as an out-dated system could be prone to attacks.
  3. If you are sent a link or an attachment and it isn’t from a reliable source, do not open it. If you are not sure, ask your IT support provider for help.
  4. Avoid clicking on pop ups on your computer, especially those who ask you download something. They are likely to install malware and viruses onto your computer without your knowledge.

If you have any questions or need any advice regarding IT security, please give us a call on 0800 9520652 or email sales@scstechsolutions.co.uk