If you’ve heard of internet security, you know how important it is to keep your and your family devices safe on the web.
Good security software protects your PC, mobiles, and tablets, so you can enjoy surfing the web. Bad news: apart from security software, security habits are a must, not an option. Good news: don’t bother; Fixico is dealing with the most of it. Here is an overview of security habits you can forget with Fixico and helpful measures you should be doing right now.
Back up your data
There is a statement saying, that data doesn’t exist unless you have at least two copies of it. Agree or not, but irregular data backup can be a pain in a neck when it comes to hard drive problems – then all your data can be gone. Unfortunately, most of the users don’t do backups regularly, if ever. Different needs follow with various backup solutions. Most users need only work files backups while others will favor restoring their PC to a previous state without losing anything. We covered this topic here: “The Top Five Best Backup Solutions”. So technically speaking, Fixico won’t make a backup, but will remind you when it’s the best time for it.
And a good one. It is a final layer of protection for your PCs and devices. Most of the users are sure – malware comes with suspicious downloaded files, running unpatched software and visiting the wrong websites. Even if you super-careful, your computer could be infected just from you visiting a website. This can happen to anyone. So antivirus is obligatory. Nowadays, there are plenty of the security suites. Most of them are not free, and can cost up to $50 on average. With Fixico, you get packaged Trend Micro antivirus to all other features.
Antivirus protection is not absolute – we all know it. Malware, or malicious software, designed to do things that are unwanted or even harmful for a computer’s user, can steal personal information including banking data to drain your account information or many more. They can be less or more harmful, yet unwanted. Fixico makes regular clean up of adware, malware, spyware, Trojans and worms. It is based on Trend Micro antivirus. Plus, it automatically removes bugging toolbars, that are not so harmless (Read more: “The Bad, the Worse, and the Ugly Toolbars”).
Update security patches regularly
Even if you have installed licensed antivirus software, to prevent cyber theft from exploiting a security hole, you should keep an eye on in time update. Sometimes the patch will upgrade a piece of software to the latest version, adding new features. And sometimes an update fixes a bug or security hole within the program. With Fixico, you can forget about it. The updates are made automatically, and only checked versions of software are offered.
And these two points will make your life easier…
Install password manager
69% percent of users use weak passwords and reuse them on different websites. So the threat is clear. To create strong, unique passwords and not forget them, you will need a password, manager. It will store your login information for all the websites you are using and will help you to make login automatically. The only password you will need to remember is the one to a password manager program.
Add two-factor authentication
Two-factor authentication is one of the best things you can do to make sure your accounts don’t get hacked. Even if you have the strongest password and use a password manager, it doesn’t fully protect you. Two-factor authentication solves this problem. It requires more than one password: one part of this you know (static password) and another you have (will be generated on your banned device). To activate it, just install the application on your mobile device and then add it to the most important websites, like facebook, google account, your PC – literally, the more is better here. Here’s link on how it works with Google: https://www.google.com/landing/2step/
Fixico is based on Trend Micro Antivirus and protects your devices from viruses, malware, phishing, and annoying toolbars. And whether you’re in the house or on the go, you’re covered – it works on everything from PCs to your mobiles and tablets. Plus, it’s free for the first 14-day trial period.