Last Updated on Monday, 11 February 2013 22:51 Tuesday, 04 October 2011 15:58
Web of Trust Plugin
Most of the viruses enter your computer when you visit some harmful website. You can prevent this from happening if you use a browser plugin that warns you about harmful websites .
Java Script Blocking
Similar functionality can be achieved in Google's Chromium browser using the settings in
Preferences > Under the Hood > Content Settings > Java Script > Select "Do not Allow".
Cleaning the Cache and Temp Files
Some of the viruses are downloaded in Internet Cache or in the Temp folder of the windows. The viruses get activated when these files are executed. You can reduce the risk of virus infection if you empty your browser cache and remove windows temp files occasionally, ideally at the end of a browsing session or before closing down your computer.
Some programs like CCleaner can be set to do these things automatically. [ a video about CCleaner ]
Keeping an eye on the Firewall
A firewall is your best defense from unwanted downloads from the internet. Most viruses try to download more files once a virus file enters into your computer. This communication can be detected and blocked from keeping an eye on active connections in the Firewall. Take some time to learn all the basic and advanced features available in your Firewall.
Here is a video in which I have explained it in detail. Video on Free Comodo Firewall