Top Tips How To Secure Your Laptop [Expert 2022 Guide]

Laptops are one of the computing systems which needs to be taken care of, be it in terms of hardware or software, securing your laptop from external threads are very important.

Almost similar to your home computer or desktop, securing your laptop is necessary because your laptop can be infected from unwanted threads.

As mentioned earlier, securing your computer isn’t enough just by installing a great antivirus software, let’s discuss about many ways to secure your laptop, so it’s always protected internally, and externally.

Top Tips How To Secure Your Laptop

1. Antivirus and firewall protection

By installing a good and reliable antivirus and firewall software will definitely help you securing your laptop from nasty viruses, malwares and other dangerous threads that can infect your system. There are a lot of good antivirus softwares that are available to download, and are also free, means you can install them without paying. But there are also premium antivirus software that you can purchase and use.

In this article, I won’t recommend any antivirus software, because if you can read their reviews in many reliable website to secure your laptop. Just make sure, that the combination of using anti virus and firewall are good enough to prevent any nasty malware, computer viruses, unwanted spams attacking your computer.

Many anti virus work protecting your laptop from computer viruses, but they don’t protect your system from phising websites that you could visit while browsing internet, at this point, it’s where a firewall can help. Also looking for a good firewall, it will strengthen your antivirus software to keep your system save. Keep in mind, some good antivirus can work as an antivirus program and a firewall at the same time.

2. Regularly changing your Password

When we want to keep our computers secure, using an anti virus and firewall program is a must, however, we should also change our password regularly, to harden your computer’s security. Viruses are not the only evil threads that can access your data, but thieves or people who shouldn’t be able to access your data can also get into your laptop. Due to this fact, it’s very recommended you set a login password in your laptop, should your laptop falls into a wrong hand.

Many laptops these days have security feature and even face recognition software included. Use those useful software to keep your computers save. Tips to keep your password protected.

A). Many browsers offer you to save any passwords you have in any websites, you can disable this feature to prevent saving your passwords in your laptop.

B). When you choose a password, choose one that has many characters, combine numbers and difficult characters, also avoid having your username in your password.

C). It’s recommend to have different passwords on your different accounts.

D) If your antivirus software has “virtual” keyboard, use this feature to protect your system from key logger threads. But if your anti virus program doesn’t have this, after typing your password, type some random letters somewhere else (in a notepad or somewhere) while you are typing your password.

Do these above tips to keep your password on your accounts secure.

3. Avoid using unprotected Wireless Network

This point is the most ignored point of securing computers, especially laptops, because many people don’t always realize this issue. Using unprotected wireless networks can results having unwanted access in your computer wirelessly.

This happens a lot in a working group such as in the office or any working place that requires team work wirelessly. There are many cases that you HAVE TO work on this kind of network, if the wireless network is unsecured, you can do this following tips:

A) Create another user account in your laptop and use it instead of logging in as an administrator, limit the access of this account.

B) Avoid clicking direct hyperlink (a html link that points to a website which is clickable), better copy and paste it in your browser open this link.

C) Many modern websites which require you to log in first before using their services have http and https, choose using https url address because it’s more secure or encrypted.

D) While you are working in this unprotected network, if possible, don’t use your password or important accounts at all.

E) Change your existing password to new ones once in a week or in a certain period.

F) Once you notice there is unusual computer activity in your computer, turn the device completely off.

C) Creating a New Account in A Windows Laptop

4. Be careful using your laptop in public places.

Laptops which are good looking or looking expensive can invite bad intention, such as thieves, this is because laptops are more portable than a desktop, people can carry it anywhere they want, so it’s possible that your laptop is being stolen, so be careful while using your laptop in public places, such as college, restaurant, train station, and other places.

What you can do while using your laptop in public:

A) Avoid using your laptop in public places that don’t really seem to be safe.

B) When you’re buying a laptop, and security is your priority, look for a device which has an extra security programs included, such as face recognition, or finger print login recognition.

C) If you are on a good budget, get an extra tracking software to track your device whenever it accesses internet when it’s stolen.

Most of us don’t want that a thieve steals our laptops or bad computer virus is attacking our systems, however, this kind of laptop problem is common in this technology world. By reading laptop tips above, should help you a little more to secure your laptop whenever you can.

Eugene Peter
Eugene is a self-professed laptop enthusiast, writer, and entrepreneur. Born in London, Eugene grew up with an entrepreneurial spirit that was nurtured by his parents' business. He has always been fascinated by the latest technology and how it can be used to make life easier for people like him who are constantly on the go.