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Oct 9, 2009

Best Practices to Protect your System

Turn Off autoplay for removable drives
how?
modify your registry: go to run -> type regedit and locate this
HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer -> "NoDriveTypeAutoRun"

the default value is 95 0 0 0. change the first 2 digit to 91.

-this can prevent viruses residing in the removable drives like memory cards, flash drives etc. some malwares has autorun.inf file inclusion that runs the virus when the user double clicks the drive.

Install Reliable Antivirus
what?
I suggest use Avast, a free home version is available but if you have budget, you can purchase the pro version. Avast is more reliable in detecting trojans and rootkits which usually steals information from your system.

Always install updates for your operating system.
- if you are using the genuine one.

Never download suspicious files and attached files in your email.

learn the virus thing.
visit www.psvx.org, this is a filipino VXER (Virus Writer) , AVER (Antivirus Writer) and enthusiast organization which aims to educate and help people protect themselves..

2 Comments:

Semidoppel said...

Nice tips bro! Gngawa ko n yan sa office

trashman said...

you're welcome...thanks for dropping by...