If you’re using a computer that is connected to the Internet, there are a few steps that you can take to try and stay safe.
One way that you can stay safe online is to not open any attachments that were sent to you from a person who you don’t know. If you receive an e-mail or IM from someone you don’t know, you should be cautious if there is an attachment or link to a website that you are not familiar with, as they may contain viruses or spyware.
Another way to stay safe would be to run frequent antivirus and antispyware scans, just to be sure that you don’t have any malicious files or programs on your computer.
If you need a free antivirus program, you may want to try using Microsoft Security Essentials, which can be downloaded from the Microsoft website.
If you need a free antispyware program, MalwareBytes may be a program that is worth trying and can be downloaded from the MalwareBytes website.
Hopefully these tips will help you to keep your computer free of any viruses or other malicious files or programs.
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