The Anti-Malware Attacks Guide From Semalt

Scammers and attackers have been taking down B2B and B2C businesses down at a rate of 10% per year. According to Pros, hackers have taken their methods of propagating into website users and social platforms into a much higher level where they are now using cash transfer scams and spam emails to reach out computer users.

Ryan Johnson, the Senior Sales Manager of Semalt, gives an insight into safe ways to protect your systems from attacks.

To be on the lookout when using public internet and when downloading files from the unknown registry is a necessary prerequisite. Many firms and organizations have been taken down as a result of staff downloading images and software from a malicious website. A few weeks ago, hackers decided to manipulate social media platforms users by sending them emails that looked like legit emails. In the long run, attackers managed to retrieve personal and financial information from users by redirecting them to malicious websites.

Keeping your software and security programs updated when using internet is one of the factors that blocks attempts from scammers and attackers to reach out. Consider ignoring emails and bogus messages sent from an unknown site. Checking the legitimacy of a website is always advocated for to keep your account secure.

How do scammers manage to retrieve data from your PC?

Scammers take advantage of ignorant users to get full access to their accounts. Commonly used tricks by scammers to infect your PC includes:

Phishing scheme

Phishing is one of the most used tricks to manipulate users. Hackers send links composed of Trojan virus and other malware suggesting you fix your accounts. After clicking the link, Trojan virus gets access to your computer where it controls your browsing history and other tasks. After getting access to your financial and personal information, hackers use the information in theft and fraud instances.

Video-based links

A number of social media platforms have been complaining of being conned after clicking a link that had been sent by their friends. Hackers have been using videos to host malware and Trojan virus which later get installed on your computer after clicking the link.

How to block malware attempts on your PC

Antivirus installation

Antivirus is an essential tool when it comes to online security. Antivirus detects sites and links that might harm your PC after clicking them. To avoid being taken down by a Trojan virus and malicious threats, install and keep your anti-malware up to date.

Use of normal user accounts

A computer account with administrator options is vulnerable to being hacked by a scammer. When installing software on your account, always use the custom method of installation to be safe.

Never install a program you doubt of its legitimacy

Checking the legitimacy of a program before installing it is always advocated for. Avoid installing or clicking 'yes' to unknown software and programs.

Firewall is very important when it comes to the website and online security. Computers comprise of an inbuilt firewall to block scammers attempts of infecting your PC. A firewall acts to warn computer users when an infected malware or a virus gets installed on their computer. Have an effective campaign by avoiding clicking on attachments and links, even if the links seems to be sent by your best friend.