Getting hacked is one of the phases of internet life that has affected millions of people around the globe.
Even if you have the world’s best antivirus, spyware or firewall installed in your system, it still does not provide 100% security. You can add more to make your cyber life secure. Below are some details, methods and tips to make your system safer from stealer and hackers.
Imp: Some of the security tips include editing and changing of the Registry, so I will advise you to create a Restore Point and/or a backup for your registry.
Always Install Windows In a different directory
Windows usually, automatically installs itself in Local Disk (C:), the WINDOWS directory. Windows 2000, NT, VISTA, and WINDOW7, Will provide an option for WINNT. That is when many of rough Exe files and virus are allowed to install automatically during windows installation. To get rid of these rough program, you have to install your window in any other drive then Local Disk (C:) – It is totally up to you whatever you name the directly during installation.
Disable OS/2 Subsystem and POSIX
Windows vista, windows 7 and XP come with (little) documented subsystems which allow its compatibility with OS/2 systems and UNIX. These systems are enabled default or automatically but are rarely used by the user, or most of the user does not have any idea about these programs. Hence, if disabled, it will surely save your system from hackers.
Do not leave your default passwords blank
During installation, Windows XP, 2000, Vista and windows 7 sets up an Administrator account with overall prompts and system access with the help of a password. Now Guess what? By leaving the passwords as default, it will allow the password to be blank. If you don’t want to put up a password, you can simply click NEXT.
Always Disable the Guest account
Windows XP, Vista, and 7 provide an option for a Guest account, that sounds OK to everyone because it is for a guest? Yeah right!! We know that it is used for limited access, but yet it is a danger for your PC and it can cause a lot of damages. If you are not using the guest account, then disable it forever. Go to — Control Panel –User Accounts –Guest Account–Turn Off the Guest account.
Disable simple File Shares
In Windows XP, Vista and windows 7, the file sharing mode is easily accessible and exploited, as it is easy to share files via LAN. Well, it is easy for hackers to access as well. So turn it off, click on My Computer–click Tools–Folder Option–View tab–uncheck and–Use Simple file sharing (Recommended).
Turn off all unneeded Services
Windows XP, 2000, window vista and 7, all come up with many background services and programs which are not necessary or are never to be used. Remote Desktop Sharing, Messenger, Alerter, Servers, Remote Desktop Help Session Manager, Play Device, Host SSDP Discovery Service, NetMeeting, Remote Registry, Routing and Remote Access Telnet and Universal Plug etc.
Don’t save your password in browser history
Most of us are lazy to type our password on every time we access our email accounts, online banking account or any private account that has to be open via password on the internet. Type your password every time you sign in. Don’t save your password in browser history as it can be used by hackers and stealer via cookie stealing script.
Enjoy and happy surfing!