Facebook is a huge part of the lives of so many of us. With over a billion users worldwide, this provides hackers with almost unlimited opportunities to wreak havoc. Yes, we may in fact be a little too dependent on social media sites like Facebook, and this does leave us vulnerable to cyber threats, this doesn’t seem likely to change any time in the near future. Given the amount of time most of us spend online, it only makes sense that we would want to stay as safe as possible while we do so. Protecting our devices from malware and viruses should be a top priority for everyone. Learn how to protect yourself on social media sites
At AGT Computers, we are experts in installing antivirus software to help our customers, both individuals and companies, so they can better protect themselves from attack. There are a few things that everyone can do to guard against online threats as well. Facebook offers tools for protection for users of its social media sites. While using any of their recommended products is a good idea, no single product will provide complete protection, but rather, these applications should be used in conjunction with other tools to help ensure security and protection from online threats.
Facebook works with several partners to provide its users with protection. Free anti-malware software downloads are available for use with Facebook’s existing software. Companies such as F-Secure and Trend Micro work with Facebook to help prevent users from clicking on malicious links. When a user of Facebook logs into their account from a device that has been infected with malware, whether it’s a laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone, a notification screen will pop up alerting them to this fact. Included in the warning are recommendations to use malware scanning to find help identify the issue as well as software for cleanup. If a user chooses to download the scanner, they can still use the site as normal while the application runs. All users of Facebook and other social media sites should educate themselves on the protections offered by the particular site, and they should take full advantage of all the tools these sites provide to combat security threats.
For all your software security needs, give AGT Computers a ring. We are here to help with all of your computing needs from repairs and new service to backups and upgrades. We serve the Blackpool, Lancashire, Fylde, Lytham and surrounding areas with cloud storage, cyber security and system upgrades. We are a Microsoft Silver Partner for Small and Midmarket solutions and can work with you to meet all of your personal computer or company’s IT needs.