Although MacBook® laptops are less likely to get viruses than PCs due to their unique operating systems, they’re not completely invulnerable. No matter what kind of computer you own, it’s important to make sure it’s protected. Below are a few ways you can keep viruses off your devices.
3 Tips for Keeping Viruses off Your PC or MacBook Laptop
1. Update Your Antivirus Software
Make sure you have up-to-date antivirus software installed on your computer. When you first install the program, there’s usually an option to subscribe for automatic updates, which download whenever they’re available. If you’re not sure whether you have the right antivirus software, get in touch with a computer repair specialist.
2. Don’t Click Suspicious Emails
If you receive an unexpected email from a sender you’re unfamiliar with, don’t click on it. Viruses often infect computers when users click on these links. You should also avoid suspicious links if you’re browsing an unfamiliar website. While this isn’t a risk on most sites, some pages advertise “too good to be true” claims (winning a large sum of money by visiting the site, for example) to attract users. Once you click the link, your computer may get a virus.
3. Run Regular Virus Scans
After installing your antivirus software, open it and look for an option to schedule regular virus scans. By doing so, you won’t have to remember to run scans yourself, and your antivirus program will regularly confirm that your computer is safe.
To learn more about protecting your MacBook laptop or other Apple devices, visit Experimac – Orchard Park, in Buffalo, NY’s Southtowns area. Their computer repair specialists can help with all necessary fixes and show you how to keep your device safe. If your computer does get a virus, they’ll work hard to minimize the damage. Contact them online for more information about their services, or call (716) 608-6874.