Avoiding Viruses, Worms, and SPAM
Actually, they can't be totally avoided, but there are steps you can take to minimize their impact.
Beware: A virus is often disguised to look like a bounced email with an attachment.
- Most importantly, install an anti-virus program on your computer and be sure to keep your virus
definitions up to date. You can usually set this to happen automatically. We can recommend two products. VIPRE Antivirus Premium (which includes a firewall) from Sun-Belt Software is what we use. If you want a freebie, check out Avast Antivirus.
- Many online companies share their email lists,
so don't give them your personal email address.
Instead, set up a free email account, either with Yahoo
or Hotmail, and use it for all your Internet transactions, such as
shopping on the web.
- Don't post your email address on your website. When we create a website,
- Install a firewall. They are available from Sun-Belt Software, Symantec, or
Zone Alarm from Zone Labs, which is free.
- Install a SPAM filter. If you're using Outlook,
Spyware is software that is intentionally hidden on personal computers, designed to
stay hidden and do things consumers don't know about, things that are unwanted or malicious. Here are some programs that can remove spyware:
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