Choose Reliable Software
Antivirus Tip: An important criteria to consider when choosing virus protection is reliability – if it keeps detecting a legitimate process as a virus, pass.
Download AV Software Today
Antivirus Tip: Do not wait until your computer starts running slowly or contracts a virus before downloading protection software.
Antivirus Tip: Expensive antivirus software often has additions you may not need, like spam filtering and securing internet browsers during transactions.
Set Screen Time Limits
Antivirus Tip: Certain devices can keep track of ‘screen time’ and allow you to set limits. Set this option for when a child uses your device.
Turn on Data-Saving
Antivirus Tip: When using an internet browser, turn on the data-saving option. You can prevent certain features from loading and avoid viruses from loading.
Keep Passwords Nearby
Antivirus Tip: Keep your list of passwords in a nearby, but secure place, such as a locked drawer.
Antivirus Tip: Make a habit of keeping your programs updated as they typically have security patches that can keep you protected from online threats.
When Clicking Unsubscribe
Antivirus Tip: Be careful when you want to ‘unsubscribe’ – scammers send fake letters and the link tends to be to an infected website.
A Second E-Mail
Antivirus Tip: Don’t be afraid to open a 2nd e-mail address, but keep a personal one for strictly intimate communications. The 2nd can be for online purchases.