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Protection

Malware and Viruses

It is important to protect your computer against malware and viruses because modern malware doesn't just interfere with your use of the computer, it steals information.

Prevent a Virus or Malware from Taking Over Your Computer

  1. Keep Adobe Flash & Reader and Java updated. Malicious ads on legitimate websites are being used to take over computers whose users are lax about updating these products.
  2. Keep your computer's operating system and office products automatically up-to-date.
  3. Maintain up-to-date virus protection software on your computer.
  4. Do not open an email attachment unless you are expecting it or have checked with the sender.
  5. Do not click on links in unsolicited email messages.
  6. Keep your computer's firewall turned on.
  7. Remove all open shares from your computer system.

Malware Information Links

Frequently Asked Questions about Anti-virus