1. Make sure you have a clean boot CD handy at all times. Your original operating system installation CD should be bootable, so that will do.
2. If your anti-virus has an option of making a bootable CD, take some time off to make one of those. You will appreciate the
effort if the need ever arises.
3. Use a well-reputed anti-virus software and update it daily.
4. Make sure your anti-virus automatically scans any newly inserted discs for viruses, especially if you tend to exchange data
between your office and home computers.
5. Avoid opening mails with attachments unless you’re absolutely sure they are from trusted sources.
6. If you’re using an e-mail client on your computer such as Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express or Mozilla Thunderbird,
disable the message preview pane. This way you can filter the messages you open by the sender’s name or the subject line.
7. Keep all your documents and important programs backed up on a CD, or any other storage media.
Taking these steps won’t guarantee that you stay virus-free, butyou will surely be more protected and prepared for a virus attack.
Edited by ajayshivaa, 01 March 2007 - 02:12 AM.