BEST PRACTICES TO AVOID
MALWARE, VIRUS, AND THREATS
Whether you are accessing the Internet at home, at work, or at
school, you should always take online safety seriously. Falling
victim to scams, viruses, Trojans, malware, adware, and countless
other problems is very easy to do, even if you know the risks.
Stay safe while following few basic rules. This guide covers the
main risk areas and how to improve your personal cyber security
when and where you access the Internet.
Use Antivirus Software
New viruses are released every day, and the best way to protect
yourself is to use reliable antivirus software on your computer.
Antivirus software is constantly updated to protect your computer
from the latest threats as they arise, and should be considered
essential every time you go online.
It does more than protect your computer from viruses and
malware. Depending on the product you use, it can also protect
your privacy, prevent you from visiting unsafe websites, help you
locate a lost device, and provide secure online storage.
What About Smartphones and Tablets?
The risks of virus and malware to devices are growing. As mobile
devices become increasingly important to access the Internet, the
temptation of criminals to attack them grows.
Today you can buy virus protection for your phone and tablet, as
well as for your computer.
Be especially careful when downloading applications. Mobile and
tablet apps are popular because they are so easy to use.
But while the apps in the Apple app store are generally safe because
Apple controls the apps, the situation is different for Android
devices. Always make sure to download original apps and read the
reviews before downloading for any warning signs.
Keeping Your Online Accounts Safe
Viruses and malware are a true threat, and antivirus software is a
must. However, many hackers and criminals believe the weakest
link to urge what they want: human error.
The actions you take, or don't take, online can put you at risk, so