Protect Your Computer From Viruses, Malware & Hackers on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/. If you not protecting your PC from viruses can screw up your computer, like files, personal data, passwords, etc. Installing an anti malware app and keeping it up to date can help defend your PC against viruses and other malware (malicious software). Anti malware apps scan for viruses, spyware, and other malware trying to get into your email, operating system, or files.
How to Protect Computer from Hackers
- Open Control Panel.
- Click System and Security.
- Click Change User Account Control settings.
- Set Notify to Default. (you can set always notify for more protecting)
- Click OK.
- Click Yes on User Account Control.
Remove Viruses or Malware from Computer
Download Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) helps keep Windows computers free from malware also finds and removes threats and reverses the changes made by these threats. MSRT is generally released monthly as part of Windows Update or as a standalone tool available here for download.
Security checklist for Windows below to help keep your PC more secure with Windows 10/8.1/8/7.
- Check Action center to make sure your firewall is on, your anti malware protection is up to date, and your PC is set to install updates automatically.
- Use Windows Defender to help prevent viruses, spyware, and other malicious or unwanted software from being installed on your PC without your knowledge.
- Use Windows SmartScreen to help protect your PC by warning you before running unrecognized apps and files downloaded from the Internet. In Internet Explorer, select the Tools button > Safety > Turn off SmartScreen Filter > choose either Turn off SmartScreen Filter or Turn on SmartScreen Filter. In the Microsoft SmartScreen Filter dialog box, select OK.
- Make User Account Control ask for permission before your PC installs software or opens certain kinds of apps that could be potentially harmful or make it vulnerable to security threats.
- Use File History to regularly back up your personal files like photos, documents, and music automatically. If your PC has a hardware failure, you can restore any versions of the files that are most important to you.
- Use Windows Update to automatically download and install the latest updates for your PC.
- Turn on Windows Firewall to help prevent hackers and malicious software, such as viruses, from accessing your PC through the Internet.