Setup Solutions - Virus Prevention

How can I protect my computer from viruses?

Computer viruses are nasty and can wreak havoc on you computer. The following steps may not completely protect you from viruses, but they can significantly reduce your chances of being harmed by them:

1) Install anti-virus software on your computer.

2) Ensure you update your anti-virus software regularly. At least once a week.

3) Be very wary of email attachments. Scan attachments before opening them.

4) Do not open or preview messages which may appear suspicious.

5) Back up you essential data to a safe place seperate from your hard drive.

Rule of Thumb: Prepare for the worst.

Helpful Links:

McAfee Anti-Virus Information Site: http://www.mcafee.com/anti-virus/.

Symantec Security Response (Norton): http://securityresponse.symantec.com/.