I’m curious to know what methods of security maintenance or general habits everyone does to make sure their computers are safe and functional.
I haven’t updated my OS in a while, and with my current connection speed, downloading El Capitan says 2/3 days!
In the meantime I’m concerned I’ve possibly got some malware or viruses of some kind. For example key repeat suddenly stopped working despite going into System Preferences and making sure everything was fine.
“Unsecure Connection” at DaFont. The other day I clicked on a tab and the whole chrome browser closed.
I’m in the middle of doing some client work but I’m hesitant to continue or send anything their way because of my concerns.
Besides keeping OS updated, are there any ways to check for malware? If there is malware are there ways to successfully clean it up, to the point you can use it again for work? Or is a full system like-new reboot necessary?
Last question: Did any of you take classes or steps to learn what’s safe practice regarding your computer and the design industry? For example, I was working at an internship with a small printing company. The owner said he got a bad virus and all his computers were compromised and he wanted to send me the client files to finish them up. I didn’t want to because I wasn’t sure if what he sent me would be compromised as well, and I don’t how to safeguard my own computer. Same goes for sharing client and fellow designers USBs.