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How to boost your malware defense and protect your PC

Build up your computer’s defenses Don’t be tricked into downloading malware Build up your computer’s defenses Install antivirus and antispyware programs from a trusted source Never download anything in response to a warning from a program you didn’t install or don’t recognize that claims it will protect your PC or offers to remove viruses. It […]

How to help your kids use social websites more safely

These days, many kids draw little distinction between real life and online life. Whatever they’re doing, they should understand that many of these webpages can be viewed by anyone with access to the Internet. Kids can use the web to: Chat Play games Post and browse through photos and videos Blog Post an online profile […]

Avoid tech support phone scams

Cybercriminals don’t just send fraudulent email messages and set up fake websites. They might also call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft. They might offer to help solve your computer problems or sell you a software license. Once they have access to your computer, they can do the following: Trick you […]

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