How to avoid computer viruses

Most people who browse the internet usually don’t think twice before entering infected web sites. Most people don’t even think about the type of physical media they will be placing into their disk drives  or USB drives which may be dangerous. Downloading material from infected sites usually lead to damaged computer systems, which may prove to be very costly considering the advanced engineering most computer motherboards and internal hard ware comprise of. You would want to protect your computer to the best of your ability so it is important to take basic precautions.

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When viruses enter computers they usually tend to reproduce and spread throughout the system OS.

Here are some preventative measures

  1. Always scan physical media received from other people using anti virus software such as Macfee or Firewall.
  2. Never open emails that have exe file extensions. These usually refer to execute which in most cases would be trying to launch a malicious software on your device.
  3.  Always make sure you have anti virus software running in the background.
  4. There are some sites on the internet that allows users to check the status of web sites safety.
  5. Avoid browsing websites in which ads are constantly appearing
  6. Block spammed mails, don’t respond to them due to the high possibility of existing malware within them.
  7. make sure a scan is done after downloading any content over the internet. In most cases Anti Virus software usually tend to give you prompts just before the  file begins to download.
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How to prevent data cards from being damaged

A data card may me anything from a hotel/apartment key card to a credit/debit card.

Most people use cellular phones in the current technological age we live in. What many people do not seem to know or remember is that cellular phones carry high amounts of radiation. Radiation from cellular phones can easily damage credit cards, debit cards and any other type of card which may be digitally coded.

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Tips on how to not store your digitally coded cards

1)Keep digitally coded cards away from any device which may be giving off radiation/heat

2)Keep digitally coded cards away from wet surfaces or objects

3)They should be kept in a cool dry place

4)Prevent rubbing the digitally coded surface of the card against your body. NB hair on the human body generates static as a result of friction. In some cases when digitally coded cards come in to contact with static they usually tend to loose data stored on the card.

5)Prevent bending your card as it may crack and erase a critical portion of the code embedded in the card.

 

 

 

Why it is best to buy hard copy media instead of digital media.

Digital media purchases have become more common in the current time we live, however there is a huge disadvantage we put ourselves against when we make dgital purchases instead of hard copy purchases.

Advantages of Buying Hard Copy items.

If the item is defective you can always get a refund or a replacement product.

After using the item for a period of time you can sell it to someone who needs it.

You may be able to make duplicates of the purchased item depending on the format of the item.

Disadvantages of buying digital items

Refunds are not offered on digitally purchased products because they are not tangible.

Digitally Purchased products are more susceptible to accidental deletion.

Sharing digital media is in most cases impossible.