Protecting your computer
Protect your computer with up to date operating system and application software to prevent the exploitation of known security weaknesses.
- Always use antivirus software and a firewall. It is important to obtain and use antivirus software and firewalls from reputable companies.
- Maintain current patch level for any operating systems and applications and verify that the auto-update setting is enabled when available.
- Enable popup blockers. To avoid accidental clicks on or within popups, it is best to prevent them from appearing in the first place.
- Always back up the content on your computer. Back up, verify, and maintain offline copies of your personal and application data. If your computer becomes compromised, it has limited impact on you - you can simply have your system wiped clean and then reload your files.