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Antivirus / Security Tips

  • Top paid with most features : NORTON 360 Deluxe
  • Best in Budget : AVG Antivirus
  • TOP FREE: Windows Defender Security Centre, Keep it updated
  • If you are one of those people who are in a situation where they can’t spend any money on an antivirus and also can’t update your system regularly, we recommend using Avast Antivirus which is free with Epic Privacy Browser as your default browser.

Data Backup

  • For achieving best case scenario we recommended : 1 offline backup with 1 online backup
  • Overall best cloud service is GDrive because it gives 15 GB storage per account and provides best ecosystem for sharing with added layer of security.
  • Second Best is DropBox but gives only 2GB initially also have been in news for previous data breeches. But has one of the best referral programs and getting better day by day.

Performance

  • For removing junk and temporary files to speed up your system : CCleaner
  • Use Defragmentation tools to speed up your hard-disk speed, ignore if your system has SSD
  • For latest driver updates and management: Driver Booster from iobit
  • Uninstall Unwanted software

Network

  • Restart Your Phone / Pull and reinsert SIM / Change Location
  • Disable Auto Update and monitor background data usage
  • For data monitoring in phones we recommend Glass Wire App

Mobile Speed Boosting Tricks

  • Change Access Point Name from Network Settings: There are 2 / 3 access points provided by all operators
  • Try out a single Network Type LTE (4G) or WCDMA (3G) from Network Settings
    If you are facing issues in while doing that, from you phone dialer dial ##4636## then open phone settings and select LTE only or WCDMA only
  • Rooted phones can also select a particular frequency as 4G uses many frequencies as compared to 3G. You can lockdown to a particular frequency which has the highest speed. For example, b3, b5, b40 is good for jio users

Ergonomics

  • Neutral body position & posture
  • The screen should be on eye level to avoid strains on the neck and squinting of eyes
  • Neutral poisoning of keyboard and mouse
  • 20 20 20 rule: The rule says that for every 20 minutes spent looking at a screen, a person should look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds
  • Take a 5-10 minute walk after sitting for an hour and drink a glass of water to stay hydrated
  • Lighting should not cause glare on screens, that’s why soft lights are recommended

Additional resource: Recommended Article: advice for your home office, kitchen, or bedroom

Accessories

As these are very much dependent on person to person in these lockdown times, please feel free to comment below and we’ll answer those questions on the case to case basis.

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