How can I make sure my computer is secure?

1. Use trustworthy antivirus software and keep it up to date: Install a reputable antivirus software, such as one from Kaspersky or Norton, and ensure that the program is always up to date.

2. Use strong passwords: Create strong passwords with a combination of numbers, letters and symbols, for all of your online accounts and avoid using the same password for multiple accounts.

3. Back up your data regularly: Regularly back up your data to an external drive, cloud storage system or other type of backup service to protect yourself against data loss or corruption.

4. Keep your operating system and other programs up to date: Install patches and updates as they become available, to help keep your computer secure.

5. Enable two factor authentication: Two factor authentication helps to add an extra layer of protection to your online accounts.

6. Use a virtual private network (VPN): Whenever you are connected to a public Wi-Fi network, be sure to use a VPN to encrypt your access and keep your data secure.

7. Be cautious when downloading files: Exercise caution when downloading files from the internet, as malicious software can be hidden inside otherwise harmless-looking files.

8. Be aware of phishing scams: Be aware of suspicious emails, links and attachments, as they could contain malicious software or attempt to steal your personal information.