The pandemic had been a wakeup call for all the organizations to embrace the system of working from home. It has also opened ways for many people to start working online from their own space who were hesitant to take a start. It comes with its own perks but if we don’t pay attention to some things then it can also bring some trouble.
The fun part of working from home is that we can have a relaxing space where people like me who loves to work while either listening to some music or to streaming some shows along on Disney plus or Netflix, well for all the Aussie fellas out there, Discovery Plus in Australia is available through VPN, so keep streaming!
I was enjoying the flexibility and independence that comes with it but one day my computer got infected with a virus that almost caused me to lose my data, so here is what I did to save it.
Protect your Work from Home Computers with this Software
Cyber security is a top concern for remote workers, anti-virus software is a crucial way to protect your device from malware and viruses. Malware and viruses can damage and steal your data causing you to compromise on your security.
Anti-Virus software works by scanning your device for threats by removing malicious files. Some antivirus software also works in real-time, meaning they monitor your device and activities and stop the infection from entering in real-time.
When you are opting for anti-virus software, make sure to choose a reputable program that provides regular updates against threats. Some popular antivirus software includes Norton, McAfee, and Avast.
Anti-Virus software can also protect your device from threats against phishing attacks, which are attempts to steal your personal information by posing as a legitimate entity. Many anti-virus software programs are free, providing basic features for its users while others may charge subscriptions for full protection.
This software can be installed on both Windows and Mac Computers. Many anti-virus programs can slow down your computer’s performance, especially if you are running scans or using real time protections. However, most modern software has the ability to optimize the functioning speed.
Some software may include features of firewall, parental control and a password manager. Anti-Virus software is not foolproof, so consider using them along with a reputable VPN and a strong password.
Cloud Storage Service
Cloud storage service allows you to store and access your data from anywhere with an internet connection.
Most of the cloud storage software allow you with a vast storage capacity while some charge you a fee for unlimited storage and some additional features. It is accessible from multiple devices such as, smartphones, computers, MacBook and tablets.
Cloud storage service can be used to back up your files and data, which can be lost due to hardware failure, theft or any unseen disaster. Most cloud storage uses encryption to protect your files and data from unauthorized access.
Cloud storage services can be used to share files and collaborate with others, which is a nice feature for people working individually or on a project. Cloud storage also offers a feature called file versioning which allows its user to restore previous versions of a file.
Cloud storage can be integrated with other services or tools. For instance, productivity apps, photo editing software and project management tools. Nonetheless, it is important to read all the terms and conditions of cloud storage to understand how your data is going to be protected and used.
When opting for cloud storage, consider all these features such as pricing, storage, privacy and other factors.
A VPN (Virtual Private Network)
A VPN is a service that encrypts your traffic and protects it by routing it through a remote server, which can help protect your privacy and security.
They are also used for cracking websites which are blocked or banned due to geo-restriction in your region. It is also used for accessing public Wi-Fi services securely without the tension of losing your data by any hacker or third party.
It is also widely used for bypassing internet censorship and surveillance, mostly by journalists, activists and others who need to access information freely.
Using a VPN can also slow down your device’s performance especially if you are connected through a server which is far away from your location. It can be easily used on multiple devices such as smartphones, computers, and tablets.
VPN can change your IP address which is beneficial for those who want to keep their anonymity intact. For those who want to access geo-restricted content, such as streaming services, can have access to it with the use of it.
When choosing a VPN service always consider the price factor, their policies regarding using your data. All in all it’s a wonderful tool for users, enabling them access to numerous content and services which were otherwise impossible to crack.
After downloading all these recommended software i felt relieved knowing that now my computer was protected against cyber threats. Now be more productive than ever before without worrying about your computer’s security.