Computer health

What Really Happens to Deleted Files on Your Devices?

It is estimated that 560,000 new pieces of malware are detected on a daily basis, and over 1 billion malware programs currently exist.

Malware refers to several different types of malicious software created by cybercriminals to gain access to your devices and steal personal information or cause damage. Check out the infographic below to learn more about the dangers of malware attacks and what types of damage they can do to your computer. Plus, we’ve thrown in some additional tips below on how to help avoid them.

Additional Tips to Help You Avoid Malware Attacks

With malware attacks increasing every year, it’s essential to know how you can help prevent them from happening to you.

Here are some tips to help you avoid a malware attack:

  • Always download security patches and software updates
  • Avoid clicking on suspicious links or attachments
  • Ensure only trusted people have access to your devices
  • Password-protect all devices
  • Enable security features like fingerprint or facial recognition on devices when they’re not in use
  • Maintain regular backups of sensitive data
  • Download anti-virus software to help protect against existing and emerging online threats

Published on 06/06/2023

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