Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:43 AM
I've noticed I've been getting hit with a lot of viruses lately, and I'm a little worried that either there's a hole in my security or I'm doing something wrong. I'm hoping someone can advise me.
The last time I got hit with a virus, after the problem was resolved, I was given a list of tips to help keep my computer safe when online, which I've been following. My system was running Microsoft Security Essentials (with daily scans), anything that was downloaded or sent to me was scanned with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and I started using Web Of Trust so I knew which sites were trustworthy for my browsing.
Despite this, I've been hit with yet another virus today (which I'm kindly being helped out with) and I'm wondering, despite what I have set up already, am I missing something vital to protecting my computer? Or am I just THAT unlucky?
Since the last virus, I don't think I've done anything that can be classed as unsafe. I've stopped using torrents, I keep to websites I know, trust and have been able to use safely and I'm keeping both my virus software and my installations like Java and Flash up-to-date.
Can anyone offer me advice as to what I can do to better my protection?