Some tips in order to improve the security of Windows 10

Nowadays, there are thousands of dangers on Internet, such as cyberattacks, virus, malwares or frauds on the Internet, so we need to pay so much attention to it. Sometimes, those dangers get in our PC or laptops without knowing it and they can damage our operating system.
It is very important to spend some minutes improving the security of our PC or laptop, since it is very important for your personal and private information.
As you know, Windows operating system is very powerful; however, it can be damaged anyway.
That is why we have created a list of tips that you should take into account in order to get an extra security. Therefore, stay here and do not miss a thing!

Tips to protect your computer

Tip 1: update Windows every time when possible

Many people find updating Windows annoying and this is the main reason why people do not update their PC or laptop. However, did you know that updating your operating system every time when possible is the best option in order have a safe PC or laptop? Every single update is developed in order to fix some security problems, so, if you do not update Windows, you will have to live together with these security problems. Therefore, keep reading in order to know how to update Windows:

  • First, click on “Start” button, in the lower left-hand corner.
  • Then, click on “Settings” (a nut icon).
  • Once you are in the settings menu, click on “Update and security”.
  • A new window will open. There, click on “Windows update”.
  • Finally, click on “Check for updates”.

Tip 2: create an account’s password

It is very important to create an account’s password. However, why is it that important? Well, it is important because everybody will be able to use your PC or laptop at any time. For example, if you are in a cafeteria working and you need to go to the toilets, you will have to switch off your laptop, since everybody will be able to use your device then. Follow the steps below in order to create a new account’s password:

  • First, click on “Start” button, in the lower left-hand corner.
  • Then, click on “Settings” (a nut icon).
  • Once you are in the settings menu, click on “Accounts”.
  • A new window will open. There, click on “Sign-in options”.
  • There, you will see different options, such as password or PIN.


 

Tip 3: you must be the only admin of your PC or laptop

Windows operating system allows creating different kinds of accounts. They have different characteristics and they also can do different things. For example, an administrator account will be able to make any change without any permission. That is why it is important to be the only administrator on your PC or laptop. Then, how can you know the users that can access your account? Well, have a look at the steps below:

  • First, click on “Start” button, in the lower left-hand corner.
  • Then, click on “Settings” (a nut icon).
  • Once you are in the settings menu, click on “Accounts”.
  • A new window will open. There, click on “Family and other users”.
  • There, you will see the different users that can access your PC or laptop.
  • You had better be the only administrator.

Tip 4: update your computer programs periodically

You have read that it is very important to update your operating system regularly, but, sometimes, it is not enough. It is also important to updates your computer programs, since the developers of these programs work every day in order to fix some possible problems. Many of them are updated automatically, but there are some that need to be update manually. Therefore, how can you update your computer programs? The best option is to visit their official web pages and look for the latest version. If you downloaded them from Microsoft Store, you must visit Microsoft Store and update the programs from there then.

Tip 5: remove those apps and program you do not use anymore

Nowadays, our PC and laptops can stand many programs and apps, since they count with a very spacious memory. Many people still have programs and apps on their devices, although they no longer use them. This fact can arise some security problems, so we recommend you removing those apps and programs you do not use anymore. It will help you protect your device, you will be able to free some memory, and your PC or device will be more efficient. How can you remove those useless apps and programs? Follow the steps below:

  • First, click on “Start” button, in the lower left-hand corner.
  • Then, click on “Settings” (a nut icon).
  • Once you are in the settings menu, click on “Apps”.
  • You will see a list with all the apps and programs you have installed on your PC or laptop. Click on the one you want to remove and press “Uninstall”.

Tip 6: deactivate “Send my activity history to Microsoft”

As you know, Windows is a very powerful operating system, but it is important to know that Windows is always sharing some of our information without realizing that, such as our location. Therefore, it is important to deactivate an option named “Send my activity history to Microsoft”. How can you deactivate this option? Then, follow the next steps:

  • First, click on “Start” button, in the lower left-hand corner.
  • Then, click on “Settings” (a nut icon).
  • Once you are in the settings menu, click on “Privacy”.
  • There, click on “Activity history”.
  • Here, you will see the option you need to deactivate: “Send my activity history to Microsoft”.
  • You also need to deactivate “Tailored experiences”, from “Diagnostics and feedback”.

Tip 7: get a good antivirus

Many people think that they do not need an antivirus or maybe they do not even know what an antivirus is. However, the fact of not having installed an antivirus on your PC or laptop can bring some important security problems, so we recommend you getting an antivirus as soon as possible.
Fortunately, there are many free antivirus and they work perfectly, so there is no excuse for not having a good antivirus. We recommend you downloading and installing Avast Free Antivirus, since it is free and it is a very complete antivirus for your device. Anyway, there are others that work perfectly too.

Tip 8: activate the firewall

Firewall is another option in order to protect your computer. People usually use Windows Defender, but we recommend you check on if the firewall is activated regularly. You can check if it is activated if you follow the steps below:

  • First, click on “Start” button, in the lower left-hand corner.
  • Then, click on “Settings” (a nut icon).
  • Once you are in the settings menu, click on “Update and security”.
  • There, click on “Windows security”.
  • If there is a green tick on “Firewall and network protection”, then it is activated.
  • You can also check this by acceding Control Panel and clicking on “Windows Defender Firewall”.

Tip 9: you had better used a paid VPN

Many of you probably surf on Internet without a good VPN. It is not dangerous if we only use our device at home. However, it can be dangerous if you connect your laptop to another Wi-Fi network, since your device without a VPN will not be able to encrypt your information. Nevertheless, why should you have a paid VPN? Well, it is important because free VPNs sometimes sell your information to third parties, and this is not safe and it can also damage your personal information.
Therefore, we recommend you using an appropriate VPN for your use.
 

In conclusion

After reading this post, how many tips did you follow regularly? Probably, no more than two or three. From now on, you can follow all these tips in order to protect your computer, because your personal and private information is very important.