Protect your computer

Protect your computer

Your best defense against viruses is to install antivirus software and ensure you keep it up-to-date.

Antivirus programs are easy to install and can be purchased online and downloaded straight to your computer or mobile device. Alternatively, you can purchase disks in store that contain antivirus software. Consult your local seller for help if you’re unsure of a good antivirus software package to use and follow these five steps:

  1. Once installed, turn on automatic updates to maximise your computers protection against new viruses.
  2. Scan all the files on your computer periodically including incoming and outgoing emails.
  3. Allow a regular scan of your computer or mobile device using antivirus and anti-spyware software. Follow the instructions from your software provider to do this.
  4. Consider using a SPAM filtering product which will help block fake or virus-related emails.
  5. Make sure your computer’s operating system is up to date by ensuring automatic updates are switched on and any updates are installed when they become available.

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