How can I protect my computer from viruses?

1. Install and update antivirus software: Choose an antivirus program that will protect your computer from virus infections. Install the latest version of the software and make sure it is set to automatically receive regular updates.

2. Avoid clicking on suspicious links: Unknown or suspicious links can download viruses to your computer. Be extra careful when browsing the web and never click on any links if you do not trust the source.

3. Disable automatic file execution: Certain malicious files are designed to automatically run when a computer starts up. To avoid this, disable the automatic file execution settings in your all antivirus software.

4. Be aware of phishing scams: Phishing scams occur when hackers try to get your personal information (e.g. passwords, credit card numbers) by sending emails disguised as legitimate websites. Ensure that you never provide personal information in emails or pop-up windows.

5. Use a firewall: Firewalls can be used to block malicious programs from accessing your computer. If possible, configure your firewall to automatically block any incoming requests that appear suspicious.

6. Keep software up to date: Install any available security patches and software updates to ensure that your computer has the latest security features.

7. Use secure passwords: Create secure passwords with a combination of letters, numbers and symbols. Do not use the same password for all of your accounts, and change your passwords regularly.