[section is_fullwidth=”” addcontainer=”container” margin=”” nopadding=”” grey=”” background_image=”” video=”” background_color=”” class=”” auto_generated=”” first_in_builder=”1″ _made_with_builder=”true”][row][column width=”1_1″ demo_text=”” demo_select=”” _made_with_builder=”true”][text_block text=”<p>Making sure your network is safe and clean of viruses is so important if you are going to run mission critical software like or riding centre software.</p><p>There are a number of things to consider when looking at your pc network setup:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Firewall</strong></p><p>Make sure your windows Firewall is turned on.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Wireless access</strong></p><p>This must be locked down and not be left open. I know it sounds nice for clients to have free Wi-Fi but this is like leaving your front door open and waiting for attack.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Anti virus software</strong></p><p>This goes without saying that you need AV software, but so many of you have nothing or it has expired or out of date.</p><p>I have always been a fan of Avast Antivirus software as it does not dominate your pc when it runs.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Malware scanners</strong></p><p>I would recommend something like Malwarebytes.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; This is another means of protecting yourself from sneak attacks..</p><p>Whilst AV software can run in the background, it does so in a minimalist way, so we would suggest setting it up to run fully once a week.&nbsp; It may slow your pc down for the time it is running but it will be a more thorough check.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Installing software</strong></p><p>Nobody should be allowed to install any software , especially free downloaded software on the pc.</p><p>One thing that often happens is your web browser will suddenly have a new menu bar with options for music downloads or your standard home page changes.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; This is not technically a virus but will lead to problems so needs to be resolved.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Casual web browsing</strong></p><p>Don't let your staff casually browse the web or go onto social media websites.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; Often they are asked to play games, install things etc. This again is a great way for hackers to gain access.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Logging off</strong></p><p>If you have finished using your pc then log out so customers cannot access if you are not around.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>USB Sticks</strong></p><p>Do not allow just anyone to install a usb stick especially if it is from an unknown source.&amp;nbsp; Preferably run a virus scan on it before using anything from it.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Emails</strong></p><p>Do not open anything you are unsure of. Simply opening certain emails will see your pc become vulnerable.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Smartphones</strong></p><p>Make sure you use the Password login protection on your Lock screen with your phone.&nbsp; If you leave it unlocked all of your Gmail, Yahoo accounts will be accessible.</p>” _made_with_builder=”true”][/text_block][/column][/row][row][column width=”1_2″ demo_text=”” demo_select=”” _made_with_builder=”true”][button btn_text=”Riding centre software SUPPORT” btn_link=”https://www.stable-management.co.uk/support-for-riding-centres-by-stable-management/support-for-riding-centre-booking-system/” btn_type=”btn-primary” centered=”centered” target=”_self” _made_with_builder=”true”][/button][/column][column width=”1_2″ demo_text=”” demo_select=”” _made_with_builder=”true”][button btn_text=”If you still need help get in touch now!” btn_link=”https://www.stable-management.co.uk/contact” btn_type=”btn-primary” centered=”centered” target=”_self” _made_with_builder=”true”][/button][/column][/row][row][column width=”1_1″ demo_text=”” demo_select=”” _made_with_builder=”true”][widget_area sidebar=”” _made_with_builder=”true”][/widget_area][/column][/row][/section]