Viruses come in many forms. Some are annoying, and some then can steal your personal information, passwords, identity, and finances. If your computer has been affected by any of these potential threats, you need to resolve it before the damage Malicious software, Trojan horses, viruses, adware, and spyware can enter your local network through many gateways, including: downloading from an E-mail or site Visiting sites that are only meant to steal your personal information or data.
Only download software and updates from sites you trust – Do not click on links in emails that look odd or suspicious, even if they are coming from ‘friends’. Your friend’s computer could have been infected! – Always read the terms and conditions before downloading new software – Limit the number of users who can access your computer – Ensure that when purchasing goods from the internet that you are on a secure connection (check the – – URL address at the top of your browser window: it should start with ‘HTTPS’)