Malware attacks are software designed to damage computer systems, networks and servers. Usually malware can infiltrate websites through files that we download from the browser. So you need to be careful when surfing the Internet.
If your device is infected with this virus, hackers can break into your database and steal important data on your website. Wow, it can be bad if it’s a business website. So, to prevent malware attacks, you can try the following tips.
1. Back-up Data
Make sure you always back up your website and device data. You can store it in additional storage or take advantage of the backup feature provided by the web hosting provider’s service. If you have made a backup, you can breathe a sigh of relief in the event of a hacker or malware attack.
2. Disconnect Internet Connection
Malware usually enters through an internet connection. If your computer, phone or laptop is connected to the internet, first disconnect it. Especially when you suspect malware has invaded the device. This is to avoid data transmission from the website to other parties via the internet.
3. Scan Using Anti-malware
You can scan for malware with anti-malware software. Scan it thoroughly on your device so that no malware is left behind. The full scanning process usually takes 15 minutes. Software will usually automatically remove malware from your device.
4. Delete Temporary Files
Deleting temporary files aims to speed up the scanning process, lighten disk space, and remove some malware files. So, if you want to do a thorough scan, delete the temporary files first. Here’s how:
If using Windows 10, delete temporary files with Disk Cleanup. Look for disk cleanup in the search bar. Then select which drive you want to clean.
5. Use Windows Defender
Windows Defender is one of the default anti-malware software from Windows. So, you no longer need to download it. Here’s how to open it. Click Settings then select Update & Security and select Windows Defender. Next, select Open Windows Defender Security Center then select Virus & threat protection and select Advanced Scan.
6. Remove Unknown Programs
You need to suspect unknown programs installed on your device. Delete and uninstall the software or file permanently. You can check if there is an unknown program in the following way.