Step 1. Have a 3-2-1 backup solution.
Step 2. Test your backup solution by restoring some test files.
Step 3. Use strong passwords with a password manager.
Step 4. Have a router firewall in addition to the Windows firewall.
Step 5. Run and keep updated anti-malware software.
Step 6. Have updated alternative browsers and search engines.
Step 7. Applications: Should be patched and updated.
Step 8. Don’t run in administrator mode, use a standard account.
Step 9. Consider using a tablet for nonessential websurfing.
Step 10. Use common sense when something unexpected pops up.
If you don’t know how to deal with some of these steps feel free to call Computer Guy Consulting for a consultation. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to computer disasters. The time to implement these steps is while everything is still pure and not corrupted. Protect your business and home computers by using these 10 security steps.