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:
- Show hidden files and folders. Virus is usually hidden so normal user won’t see them.
- Show protected operating system files. Some virus maker will make their virus as operating system file so it is more difficult to distinguish.
- 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.
- 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.