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2 – Mon­i­toring with antivirus soft­ware and fire­wall

What kinds of “access doors” are open on your device, and which kind of viruses can pass through? Prac­ti­cally none, as long as you have acti­vated a fire­wall and installed antivirus soft­ware.

The most impor­tant points to remember:

  • Use antivirus soft­ware and acti­vate its auto­matic update func­tion.
  • You should peri­od­i­cally check your device for virus infec­tions by run­ning a com­plete system check.
  • Acti­vate the fire­wall that comes with your Win­dows or macOS before you con­nect your device to the Internet or another net­work.

How to pro­ceed

Use antivirus soft­ware and a fire­wall, which is con­tin­u­ously kept updated with auto­mated updates so that you are always pro­tected against the latest risks.

Win­dows 10 is sup­plied with a fire­wall, and their “Win­dows Defender” antivirus soft­ware is acti­vated by default. This ensures you are per­fectly pro­tected.

To use addi­tional pro­tec­tive func­tions, such as a parental con­trol con­tent filter, you can also use any of the fol­lowing list of prod­ucts (which is not com­pre­hen­sive), some­times even free of charge:

Pro­tect your data and all your devices with the help of our “5 steps for your dig­ital secu­rity”:

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Mal­ware infec­tion - what now?

Should you sus­pect your device is infected with mal­ware or if your antivirus soft­ware noti­fies you of such an infec­tion, you can find addi­tional infor­ma­tion on what you can do here.

Fire­wall?

When users are surfing the Internet on their com­puter, tablet or smart­phone, invis­ible “access doors” (ports) are opened on their devices to com­mu­ni­cate. These offer a target for attackers from the Internet. A fire­wall installed will close these doors as much as pos­sible and will mon­itor all data traffic between your devices and the Internet. Your fire­wall will alert you if it dis­covers any “sus­pi­cious” net­work traffic.

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Basic courses

This basic course will point out cur­rent threats on the Internet and con­veys mea­sures as to how you can pro­tect your­self by taking some simple mea­sures.

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Prac­tical courses

Learn and prac­tice the most impor­tant mea­sures for your com­puter and e-banking secu­rity on com­puters pro­vided by us.

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