Windows 7 is the new operating system from Microsoft that has turned out to be the best one that they have released so far. There are a lot of improvements in many different aspects of the system. From the internals of the kernel to the user facing UI, the many improvements are very noticeable and much appreciated by the public. There is one major change in the system that started with the last iteration of Windows and has now been completed. And that is the security of the system. There has never been a more secured version of the Windows operating system than Windows 7. But there is still a little hitch. Even though Windows 7 is very secure, there are still ways that the bad guys can exploit the system. No matter which operating system that you use, when there are millions of lines of code in it to protect, there will be vulnerabilities. So it is your job as the user to make sure that your computing experience is as safe as possible. In this article we will show you how to keep your Windows 7 system virus free.
What you as the user can do
Before we go into the software that you need to install in the system to keep it safe, let’¯s talk about how some of your actions can be modified to keep viruses off of the system. The first thing that you need to remember is that you should not trust ny file that you download from the internet. It doesn’t matter if it is from an email or a web site; always check to see if the file is safe by scanning it, which we will talk about in detail later. Another thing that you can do to make sure that your actions do not cause your computer to get a virus is to make sure you are careful in which web pages that you visit while you are surfing the internet. There are web pages that can load a virus into your system without you knowingly interacting with anything. Most mainstream sites will not have this kind of vulnerability. It is the more sketchy sites that can cause this. So to be safe, avoid visiting sites that look like that they can be questionable.
What software will help you
To make sure that your Windows 7 system is always running smoothly, there are certain programs that you can install to ensure this. The first thing that you need to do is to install a firewall onto your system. Yes, that will not stop viruses, but it will stop other malware such as worms. The stop viruses, you need an antivirus program on your computer. A good antivirus will update every day and will keep all of the latest threats off of your computer. There are several different antivirus vendors to choose from, free and non free, that will work well. Take the time to read about them and see which one that you like the best.
Even though this is the most secured Windows system ever created, Windows 7 still needs help in protecting your data from viruses. If you follow a couple of guidelines and download the right programs you help it.