Secure PC Software

Secure PC software is a collection of computer programs that affect security of information. These software programs are useful to detect malware and guard against ransomware, phishing attacks and backdoors, rootkits, and so on. Security software for computers is a vital tool for both businesses and individuals. It can help reduce risk and improve efficiency. It can be scalable and works well in environments of all sizes. Its advanced features include the threat library which provides the best protection and prevention. It also enables data encryption and cloud storage. Its user-centric design permits companies to monitor employee behavior and prevent threats without slowing the system or network down.

Remove unnecessary software. Intruders exploit software vulnerabilities to attack computers, so the less software you install, the less the chance of being targeted. After researching the software eliminate any software you don’t want. Back up your settings and files before you remove any software.

Use a standard account that isn’t an administrator for day-today activities. Only log in with an administrator account when it’s necessary for installing or removing software or changing the system settings on your computer. This will reduce the risk of a virus and help keep your personal information safe from hackers.

Update your operating system as well as your web browser and applications. Updates to your operating system and apps typically include security fixes that stop hackers from infiltrating your systems or accessing your data.

Make sure that all portable devices are encrypted as well as external drives. This will ensure that no one can access your private or sensitive data if they’re stolen or lost. If you haven’t already, UF’s IT team will enable this feature on laptops.