The advent of Internet benefits us a lot. But it also brings about many cyber threats. To protect Outlook effectively, you had better follow my proposals in this article.
So-called Cyber Threats refer to various potential dangers on Internet, such as viruses, spyware, Trojan Horses and phishing links, etc. In previous times, these cyber menaces are not very complex. Therefore, many professionals can kill them with effortless ease. However, with Internet constantly improved, hackers are full of enthusiasm about developing advanced malware and viruses. In this situation, cyber threats will be disguised as innocuous objects. We even cannot identify them, let alone destroy them.
Undoubtedly, Outlook is in danger of cyber threats as well. Viruses and malicious factors are always hidden in emails. Once you touch them, your precious Outlook data will be stolen and even ruined. Thus you should pay attention to these cyber dangers and make efforts to block them. Of course, nowadays it is impossible to block all. But you can take the following actions to prevent some of them.
1. Block Potential Junk Email Addresses
Outlook Junk Email filter plays an important role in both blocking spams and disputing cyber risks. Thus once you find any suspicious emails, you should add their addresses to your blacklist, blocking them forever.
Besides, although Microsoft has developed Outlook loaded with many good spam filters, I still suggest that you should report those dangerous email addresses to Microsoft. Then the junk email filter can get updated constantly, which will be beneficial for you as well.
2. Stop Auto-downloading Pictures from Dubious Sources
Furthermore, you should disable auto-downloading pictures or other files from unknown sources. You can achieve it directly via Outlook Trust center settings along with Junk Email Filter.
In “Trust Center”, you can set the permission of “Automatic Download”. You can just permit Outlook to download pictures from safe senders. Then in your junk email, you should specify your safe lists.
3. Install Antivirus Software to Counter Cyber Threats
Besides, antivirus software is also a matter of necessity. It can add an antivirus plugin in your Outlook. You can check and enable it in “Add-Ins”. At present, much antivirus software spring up. You had better choose an appropriate one as per your windows system, Outlook versions and so on.
4. Equip Outlook with a Stellar Repair Tool
Apart from the above tips, you need a stellar repair tool as well. If Outlook files are infected by viruses unfortunately, you should resort to repair tools. You can also utilize inbox repair tool at first. But in most situations, it’s ineffective. Hence you need to require the help of an external tool like DataNumen Outlook Repair, which is an expert in Outlook recovery. It has a higher recovery rate than its opponents.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including sql recovery and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com