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What can I do to keep my computer safe?
Posted by - NA - on 03/04/2013 14:03
  • Make sure that your antivirus program is up to date.

  • Be extremely careful in opening e-mail from anyone you don't know. Attachments are especially dangerous. Never run an attachment unless you know exactly what it is, even if it appears to have been sent to you by someone you know. Most worms have the ability to falsify the "From" address.

  • Make sure that your operating system is up-to-date. If you are using Windows, use Windows Automatic Updates and download the service packs when they are released. For more information on keeping Windows up-to-date, please visit Microsoft's Windows Update web site.

  • If you are using Internet Explorer / Outlook Express or Office / Outlook, make sure that you always have the latest versions. Old versions may contain security holes that are used by virus writers to access your computer. Please visit Microsoft's Windows Update web site to update Internet Explorer and Outlook Express and Microsoft's Office Update web site to update Office and Outlook.

  • Use a firewall. When you are browsing the Internet, the firewall creates a shield between your computer and possible malicious content on the Internet. More information about firewalls.

  • Scan removable media (CD-ROM, floppy, etc) before you open or run the content on it.

  • Scan all files that you receive through the IRC, MSN, ICQ, Kazaa and other such on-line services.

  • Use software that detects ad-ware and spyware. More information on ad-ware/spyware.
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