In case of virus infection and malware attacks, you must learn how to protect your Outlook account from being hacked.
With the advent of Internet Age, diverse network viruses and various spyware begin to spring up. In other words, once our computer is connected to Internet, we cannot completely keep away from the danger of virus infection or malware assaults. Thus our software is always at risk, including Outlook.
Actually developers make great efforts to design software with antivirus ability. Moreover, quantities of antivirus software have been unleashed by many developing companies. Nevertheless, daily protection virtually depends on our own operations. Here are the 4 Tips you should master in order to protect your Outlook account from being hacked.
1.Create a Strong Password for Outlook Account and Never Share it
What you should do at first is to create a strong password for our account. As we all know, a long password, containing letters, numbers, punctuation and symbols is highly recommended. You can demand Outlook to record our password so as to avoid your forgetting it. But it is advised that we should change the password on a periodical basis. If possible, we are better off never using the same password in other network services. In addition, we had better not share our password to anyone.
2.Don’t Login in Your Account on Computers that You Don’t Trust
A common Taboo is signing in your account on a computer, which is not worthy of trusting. Actually we cannot verify whether there are any password-stealing malware on the computer or not. Therefore, please be wary of using a public computer, such as PCs in cybercafé or other public places.
3.Utilize Genuine Antivirus Software
What’s more, we need to make sure that all software installed on our computer should be genuine. Don’t trust any fake products. At the same time, using genuine antivirus software is a matter of necessity. It can help us to detect virus and some other malicious installations.
4.Block Junk Email Addresses Timely
Furthermore, pay more attention to dangerous email addresses. As long as we receive junk emails, we should get accustomed to moving their addresses into black lists. Also, we have to configure Outlook not to automatically download pictures or any attachments from external sources. Only receiving emails from your safe senders is a good choice as well.
How to Repair Outlook Files Infected by Viruses
Protecting our Outlook account via the 4 tips above is not enough. There are a great number of factors that can lead to Outlook corruption. We are better off making regular backups and keeping an Outlook repair tool handy, such as DataNumen Outlook Repair. If in face of Outlook corruption, we can still use the archived PST file, and meanwhile apply the tool to repair damaged files.
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