This article is a little guide that is all about protection of your OS system from malware. Usually such a malware can be effective on your computer if there are either:
- vulnerabilities remaining
- root rights transferred
You need to make sure your personal data and all files on computer are protected properly to avoid using those in fraudulent purposes. This article would be valuable for owners of devices that run on:
- Mac OS
All the mentioned above operating systems are Unix based.
Check for Updates Constantly
The best way to make your device protected from malware is to check whether it is up-to-date. The thing is the manufacturers and communities that support Unix-based systems constantly look for and find vulnerabilities and thus they release fixes to make it impossible to use those.
If you manage to download and install those updates on time the chances you are going to harmed with malware are at minimum. Moreover, these fixes are usually improving the performance of your device.
Yes, this is an obvious advice, but still there are surprisingly many people who do not really install certified antivirus software and thus often get viruses on their devices. Usually the main reason not to install an antivirus is the fact it takes too much space if it is a mobile device or slows down the work of PC, but if you do not manage to use the antivirus, the consequences will be much more serious, because you can lose all your data.
Do Not Download Suspicious Software
This is an extremely crucial issue for owners of Uni-based systems. For example, when it comes to any device on Linux, you should only download the software from official markets and distributors. Remember that you usually have root rights when using Linux, and most of the software you download and use can affect the kernel both upon installation or execution, so it is a bad idea to risk the stability of system performance when it is all about downloading software from a reliable source.
When it comes to MacOS, here you can find almost all the software you need in the OS market or on the software manufacturers websites; all other sources are not recommended. As for Android OS users, only one option is available, as there is only a small number of reliable app markets for Android, and you need to choose those carefully. Not all app markets provide proper moderation for rights that are used by apps, and other details.
So, to sum it all up, the best ways to protect your devices are not to download anything suspicious from unreliable sources, always update the software, use antivirus, and also apply for professional help when something is wrong.