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by Webnme2 on Mar 14th 2010

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Anti-Virus Hints & Tips

  1. Install: Install an anti-virus product on your computer. This is an essential step in protecting your computer. A computer without anti-virus protection when connected to the internet has an extremely high risk of being infected with malware.
  2. Update: Update your anti-virus product regularly.
  3. Schedule: If your anti-virus product has a live-update feature that can be scheduled to run regularly, use it.
  4. Be Careful: Be careful with e-mail attachments. Even attachments sent by a friend can contain a hostile program like a virus, worm, or trojan. If you weren’t expecting the attachment or it doesn’t look right, don’t open it.
  5. Research: If you aren’t sure about an e-mail, check one of the research centers listed below to see whether the e-mail matches one of the descriptions for a hostile program.
  6. Repair: If you are unlucky and do get a virus, worm, or trojan; some of these research centers offer programs to remove the offending program. Symantec frequently offers free removal utilities. 
    You may also want to try Malwarebyte’s Anti-Malware
    software to remove malicious programs.

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About Webnme2

The author's first experience with computers was with Fortran IV. Wow that's ancient. After graduate school, he taught history for a number of years at a community college before becoming an attorney. In 1997 he changed careers to become a web developer/designer with an interest in all things web related. He currently maintains several dozen websites. This is his personal blog. The opinions expressed are his own.

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