Let’s protect computers from botnets. Let’s learn what is a botnet and learn how to protect your system from botnet in this article.
What is BotNet?
A bot is like a robot. It simply follows the automated instructions. A botnet is a group of devices connected to the internet each containing one or more bots. Most bots contain predefined instructions which do some automatically. for example a chatbot answer most of the commonly repeated questions which are already defined in that bot. like this botnet also working but it contains instructions to control or hijack devices and automatically spread to other devices. The attackers use these bots for DDOS Attacks and more.
How to protect computers from botnets?
Update Operating System and Softwares
Update your operating system periodically which decreases the risk factor and makes your system more secure
Don’t download unknown files
Don’t download files from unknown websites which may contain suspicious content like malware viruses etc in it
Don’t open files from suspicious sources and mails attachments
When you open an attachment that you received from a suspicious source may contain malware in it. Don’t one those types of spam mails.
Install high-quality Antivirus
Research and install high-quality antivirus which helps to detect suspicious files which contain malware or spyware before you opened them.
Enable popup and ad blockers
Most of the popup ads redirect you to suspicious websites which force users to download files so use popup blockers.