Prevent Virus

Today I will share best practices to prevent virus on computer. We need to tweak some settings on Folder Options and Autoplay Settings. I will explain why it is important:

  1. Show hidden files and folders. Virus is usually hidden so normal user won’t see them.
  2. Show protected operating system files. Some virus maker will make their virus as operating system file so it is more difficult to distinguish.
  3. Show extensions for known file types. Virus often trap user by disguise as other file type. Example: the virus icon is image, but actually it is an exe. Next time you see image.exe file, don’t click it.
  4. Disable autoplay. Autoplay is common way virus inject into our computer. When virus contaminated flashdisk is plugged in, the virus is automatically run and infect our computer.

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