Home WiFi Security Tips Harrisonville Telephone Company

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Tips to Keep Your Home WiFi Secure


Unfortunately, it’s not as easy to prevent Internet predators from getting through. Using the web means any private information you have can be accessed by criminals worldwide. They can even install viruses on our computers to wipe away information completely — just for fun! While there’s no way to prevent every single cyber criminal from getting through to you, there are some measures you can take, and here are some of those home WiFi security tips.


Install an Anti-Virus Software

Anti-Virus software does the proactive and reactive work to protect your network. First, it helps detect dangerous websites if you land on them while surfing the web. And second, it identifies viruses and malware to stop them before infecting your device. HTC offers SecureIT Web Security Software and for just $5/month, our complete protection package can give you peace of mind every time your family logs in, with features including:

  • Anti-virus
  • Safe surfing
  • Parental controls
  • password keeper
  • Anti-theft for phone or tablet
  • 5 GB file backup


Back Up Files

In the event that your anti-virus software misses a predator, it’s important to back up important documents and files just in case your computer is corrupted. Cloud storage is the best way to store files offsite, safe from fires, floods, viruses, and any other situation in which you could lose data. The benefit of Cloud is that you can access it from anywhere with an Internet connection, while the disadvantage is that you’re basically renting storage space. Other great options include a thumb drive, an external hard drive, and a Solid State Drive.


Know How to Safely Surf the Web

To keep yourself from landing on sites that want to infect your network, it’s important to know how to tell if they’re safe. We’ve talked about surfing safely in another blog, but here’s a recap.

  • Look for HTTPS in the search bar.
  • Examine the domain name.
  • Check for bad grammar and repeat paragraphs.
  • Don’t click on pop-up ads.


Ask about Remote Protection

There’s nothing quite as frustrating as dealing with a frozen screen or a computer that’s just shut down on its own – and wondering if it was a virus that made it happen. Our Advanced WiFi service not only provides the best possible high-performance connectivity experience to reach all corners of your home; it includes remote maintenance by our knowledgeable technicians. This means we can check to see if your device has been infected and let you know what the problem is. You can also change passwords using our Advanced WiFi App to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

When you’re an HTC customer, you have access to local customer support representatives and technicians who will do everything possible to protect your WiFi. To find out more about SecureIT Web Security or Advanced WiFi, give us a call at 618-939-6112.


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