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3. Don’t open email attachments when you aren’t expecting them. Many viruses are attached to email messages and will spread as soon as you open the email attachment. It’s best not to open any attachment unless it’s something you’re expecting.

4. We recommend that you use an ad blocker or anti-exploit software.

5. Keep your anti-virus up to date. Installing an antivirus program and keeping it up to date can help defend your computer against viruses. Antivirus programs scan for viruses trying to get into your email, operating system, or files.

6. Keep your operating system current.

7. Do not click on any pop-up ads. Because pop-up windows are often a product of spyware, clicking on the window may install spyware software on your computer.

8. Be wary of free downloadable software – There are many sites that offer customized toolbars or other features that appeal to users. Don’t download programs from sites you don’t trust.

9. Be careful of what you download off the internet. Pirated files have a higher chance of containing a virus.

10. Get your computer checked annually.

 

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