Check and remove unnecessary software

Cyberattackers can assault your computer by utilizing software vulnerabilities, so the less software programs you have installed, the fewer paths there are for possible attack. Evaluate the software installed on your computer. If you don’t know what a software program does, research the program to determine whether or not the program is necessary. Remove any software you feel isn’t necessary after confirming it’s safe to remove. Back up important files and data before removing unnecessary software to prevent unintentionally removing programs that turn out to be important to your OS.