Keeping your computer healthy is a lot like keeping yourself in good shape. You need to watch where you go and expose yourself to, and an occasional check up is a good idea as well.
If you are browsing the internet without any sort of anti virus and malware removal software, it’s just the same as having unprotected one night stands with a different stranger every night. It’s not if, but when you get an infection. Unlike a committed relationship, your computer will always need protection. Most viral infections are taken care of without you even noticing them.
One of the best practices is to avoid visiting web sites with questionable content. It’s at such site that you’re most likely to pick up trojans, malware, and viruses. You wouldn’t go poking around crime ridden and dangerous neighborhoods at night, so why expose your computer to the cyber equivalent? And no matter how good your anti virus is, frequenting such sites will eventually expose the computer to a virus that hasn’t been discovered and defeated yet.
Finally, if you get a pop up that commands you to download or pay anything, shut down your system right away. It’s already infected, and letting the system run any further, much less following the instruction will only make it worse. Take it in for a professional Virus Removal Las Vegas as soon as you can. If it’s caught before it does any serious damage, the virus can be removed easily. If it’s done physical damage, you might need a new hard drive…
Following these best practices can keep you from getting infected in the first place, and minimize the damage should one still happen. Don’t try to tackle nasty viruses by yourself, though. You can often end up doing more harm than good.