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A Beginners Guide To PC Security


The number of cyber attacks are on the increase which means computer security has never been more important than today. This guide will show you the basics to securing your home PC.


Anti-virus is the very first defence in computer security. It will operate in the background, scan and catch common viruses. Tips: Set up regular scans. Update the virus database frequently Anti-virus won’t protect you from everything; your defence should be multilayered.


Patch management software can help keep your software up to date by installing missing security patches. Out of date software contains holes which cyber criminals can use to access you system. Tips: Set up regular scans and install new patches immediately


Firewalls help to check and block incoming and outgoing data and information. This will help block worms and viruses which spread over the internet. Tips: Ensure your firewall is switched on at all times.


Spyware can detect and delete programs which fill your computer with spam and pop ups. Once spyware is installed, it can steal your information such as your login or bank details. Tips: Schedule automatic scans.


Spyware can detect and delete programs which fill your computer with spam and pop ups. Once spyware is installed, it can steal your information such as your login or bank details. Tips: Schedule automatic scans.


There are a few safety measures you can apply when browsing the internet.


Make sure websites begin with Https as they are more secure than Http. Be wary of downloading files – some may not be what they claim to be. Update your browser when a new version is released.


Emails can also be a source of viruses.


Do not open or download any attachments which are suspicious. Do not open any emails from senders which are unfamiliar to you. Look out for phishing emails from organisations such as banks which require action.

A beginners guide to PC security  

The number of cyber attacks are on the increase which means computer security has never been more important than today. This guide will show...

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