How to Prevent Malware Infection?

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How to Prevent Malware Infection?

Postby Ivy » 2013-01-06 2:02


Preventing the infection before it settles on your computer is the most recommended and effective way to protect your PC security and personal sensitive information. This post is going to share tips and pointers for preventing and avoiding malware infection.


Malware refers malicious software which is used or created by cyber criminals to spread adware , collect sensitive information, gather money via deceptive approach. It can appear on your computer in the forms of unwanted pop-ups, unexpected programs as well as malicious toolbars, add-ons or search engines.


Basically, when a malicious program installed on your computer, it always stays concealed, to avoid detection. It may show obvious signs on your computer, but sometimes, the signs are subtle. But it is inevitable that you can notice some irregular actives on your computer, such as high CPU usage, slow internet connection, and unwanted programs.


Some of the following symptom may reveal that you have malware program running on your computer. Please note that a few of following symptoms could also indicates other problem on your computer.


1. Your browsers default homepage or search engines is modified.

2. Your firewall or antivirus programs are disabled automatically.

3. You are unable to access security related websites or can not update your antivirus program definitions.

4. Unwanted pop ups appear constantly or sounds or music played at random times.

5. Your computer slows down dramatically when you use your computer.

6. Unexpected programs are installed automatically on your computer or important files are missing.


You may also come with the question that how malware spread. Malware is mainly distributed with the use of exploitable vulnerabilities, attractive email attachment, pirated software and website hacked by cyber criminals. Malware is greatly endangering personal privacy and security; therefore, you are highly encouraged to use the following tips to prevent malware infection.


How to Prevent Malware Infection?


1. Be careful of third party applications.

You should read carefully the term and conditions before you agree to install the program or applications. Some free programs are bundled with toolbar and extension or bad software, if you do not check carefully before installation; you may give them permissions to install extra software on your computer with your inadvertently unconscious.



2. Be aware of spam email attachment or links.

Cyber criminal always like to take advantage of email to spread malware. You must take care when you receive email which contains an attachment. Please never download any attachment or click any links. The attachment file can be a malicious executable program that pretends to be a FDF file or any other format, when you click to download it, the attachment runs automatically to infest your operating system. While the link which seems to be innocent may point you to a malicious domain. Please hover over and check the link before you intend to click it.


3. Never use pirated software or cracked software.

Although pirated software or cracked software is good and free to use, but it also contain potential threats to your computer security. You may get extra surprise when you download and install pirated software.


4. Be careful when you need to download a program.

When you need to download a program, please make sure the source is reliable. Please never download software from sites that look dubious or are unknown. Some of the program looks good and clean on the site but may also contain additional malicious codes bundled with the main products. Some of the free download manager programs are also too good to use. When you download a program via the download manager, you may also get the additional unexpected toolbar or other objects bundled with the main products.



5. Use AD Blocker.

Pop up from specific websites can also be a potential threat to your PC security. When you accidently click on the pop up message, the malicious adware code may execute and run in background to distribute advertisement on your computer. Make sure that you have installed an AD Blocker program on your computer to prevent any potential threats.

Software recommended: Anvi AD Blocker

Anvi AD Blocker is designed to offer you real-time protection against pop-up ads, flash ads, advertising banners, malicious ads, phishing ads and some other unwanted ads. It's powerful and innovative, which implemented a number of filters that protect users from malicious and fishing sites. It monitors processes which are trying to connect network in real time, which also provides users a proactive security service. You can use Anvi AD blocker for 15 days to protect your PC from Pop up virus. To continue use Anvi AD Blocker, please purchase a license code to upgrade to Pro version.


Anvi AD Blocker direct download link: http://download.anvisoft.com/software/adblocker_setup.exe

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6. Install reliable antivirus program, anti-malware program for prevention.

Antivirus and anti-malwre program are essential to secure PC. You can install both antivirus and anti-malware program on your computer. It is not recommended to install two or more anti-virus program which may conflict with each other; however, anti-malware program can work together with most main stream antivirus program to better protect computer security.


Anti-malware program recommended: Anvi Smart Defender

Anvi Smart Defender delivers smart, powerful protection from malicious software, including viruses, Trojans, adware, spyware, ransomware, rogueware, bots and other threats online. Based on the innovative swordfish engine and the attached database updated on daily basis, Anvi Smart Defender scans, detects and removes malware in a smart, light manner.

Anvi Smart Defender Free direct download link: http://download.anvisoft.com/software/asdsetup.exe



7. Have a firewall to keep your network secure.

This is very important for a computer which connects to network for long hours. A firewall can control the incoming and outgoing network traffic and block any unauthorized access to your computer. It is also not advisable to install more than one firewall on your computer. If you install no firewall, you can turn on the Windows Defender to keep your internet secure.

If you are suspecting that your computer get malware infection, tips in following post can help you to fix your problem. Please click to view more:
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Hope tips above can help you prevent malware infections. We Anvisoft are devoted to develop most practical software and many other useful free tools to protect PC security as well as optimize computer for fast performance. Should you have any problem, please post your issue here. We will answer your question as soon as possible. Thank you for your support to Anvisoft.
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