Every computer is prone to be affected by issues. However, users can fix most of the issues they face through some basic troubleshooting steps. Windows 7, being the most popular Windows Operating System at the moment, is vulnerable to a few issues. Such issues notwithstanding, Windows 7 help has provided users with a few safe computing tips, using which a good number of issues can be avoided. As the saying goes, “prevention is better than cure.”

Instructions

 

  • Every Windows operating system contains a built-in antispyware program called Windows Defender. However, this is not an antivirus program. Users have to buy a separate antivirus program in order to protect their computer from the threat of viruses and Trojans. McAfee, Norton, Kaspersky, AVG, Avira, etc, are reputed antivirus programs. You can pick your subscription type based on how you are using your computer. A standard antivirus program will counteract latest virus threats.
  • Windows 7 Operating System features a backup program. You can backup all your files in your PC to a portable hard drive, to avoid loss of data while formatting or a system crash. Although a system crash is not common with Windows 7, you can’t be certain that it won’t occur.

 

 Windows 7 Operating System

  • A number of precautionary steps are necessary while working on the internet. Make sure that you open attachments with an email only from known senders. Sometimes, hackers make their way to your system via email attachments. If you find something suspicious about an email from your friend, telephone her and enquire whether the mail has actually been sent by him or her.
  • If you receive any mail saying that you have won a price, just ignore it. There are many scams that convince you that you have won a super lotto or something such, and only to then request a processing amount to make the price amount reach you.
  • If you get a mail from a financial institution with a warning that something went in wrong with your account, and that you need to click on a link given, and enter your online account login details to correct it, just ignore this. No doubt this is a scam. First of all, contact your financial institution and let them know about the scam.

Having read the article, you should now know how to practice safe computing. For more queries on the technical aspects of safe computing, visit the Windows 7 help page.

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