Six Ways to Prevent Online Thieves

Are we too dependant on the Internet? The answer is absolutely yes. Nowadays, we do almost everything online. We purchase, do business, make reservations, keep touch with our friends, and even work online. We have to keep a fresh mind and arm ourselves with certain computer security knowledge so as to keep up with the changing online environment and variation speed of online thieves, for Internet crime has already become a problem that can never be neglected.

 

How to avoid and what to do to prevent us from being victim? Let’s discuss about it.

 

1
Be suspicious when receiving emails or requests from some web asking you to submit your personal information. Especially when the request is from some unknown websites. However, it doesn’t mean you can ignore emails from some big companies, for sometimes criminals can forge into some well-known companies. For instance: PayPal to PayPall. Have you notice the difference between them?
2
Change your password often, and do not set auto-memorizing of your account information on the web. It’s very dangerous once the browser memorized your login name and password for a spyware can detect what they want, and steal all your data easily. Memorize yourself, not the computer.
3

Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking.
Use a good protection program: if you need to do transactions online, you need to make sure you do it in a secure place. The best choice is to install a security suite that can help you monitor and stop suspicious actions intending to invade your computer. You’d better install an anti-virus software as the first security layer and a malware killer as the second layer— Anvi Smart Defender is a good choice. It’s free and also delivers system optimization function.
4
Keep an eye on yourself even if you are at home. It’s no need for online thieves to break into your house to steal what they want. You should know it’s very easy for them to get what they want from you. They only need to planet a spyware on your computer system to monitor all your online activities.
5

Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking.
Avoid questionable websites. Don’t submit your personal information to unknown websites, or fill forms contained within an email from unknown senders. If you found something unusual or suspicious, close it immediately. Remember, it’s dangerous.
6
Keep your windows and anti-malware software up to date for you need to make sure your virus database is the latest version. You’d better set auto update in case you forget to do so.
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