How to Prevent Malware and Computer Viruses

I’m helping a friend who had her computer infected with 1620 malware files.

I’m trying to figure a way to keep her computer safe in the future and thought I’d repeat Steve Gibson’s advice.

  1. Run as a Standard User. Keep a separate account as an administrator. Give it a long password.
  2. You can also uninstall Java and only allow Flash to run when you want it – that’s a setting in Chrome.
  3. Steve also runs NoScript in Firefox.
  4. Sandboxie.com is another tool you can install to Sandbox your browser. It deletes everything when you close your browser. There is a Free version and the paid version cost $49.95 for three lifetime licenses.
  5. Malwarebytes.org – this might block most malware from installing. It costs $24.95 for three home PCs.

Have a good drive image backup. On my friends computer we had an Acronis True Image WD edition backup which saved the day.

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