How can I protect my computer from viruses and malware?

1. Install anti-virus/malware software: Download anti-virus and anti-malware software from trusted sources such as Symantec, McAfee, Avast or Kaspersky.

2. Run regular scans: Scan your computer regularly with the installed anti-virus/malware software.

3. Keep your software up-to-date: Always keep your operating system, applications and security software up to date with the latest updates and patches available.

4. Use a firewall: Configure your firewall to restrict access to suspicious websites and programs.

5. Be careful when downloading: Be sure to only download files from trustworthy sources and never open unknown email attachments.

6. Be careful when browsing: Be cautious when browsing the web, avoid opening sites that look suspicious, malware can often be hidden in banner ads and content banners.

7. Back up your data: Make sure to back up your important data so that if something happens you’ll be able to retrieve your data from a backup copy.