Very good advice. Be especially careful of E mail. A good ANTI VIRUS/SPYWARE software with a decent spam filter is a must. And if wireless, something with WIFI protection is a good idea. Be careful of some of the free downloads for security use, some can allow attachments to ride along and create issues.
There are different types of anti virus software that a person can use to protect his/her PC. But there is no anti virus software that protects your PC from all threats. Therefore a person cannot rely on his/her anti virus software to protect his PC. You also have to take some measures to make sure you Computer stays safe.
1. Never download any file which you think has adware,viruses or spy ware etc. If it is very important than scan it using an anti virus software. And then open it.
2. Make sure that all software in your computer is always fully updated. Especially your anti virus Software. Unupdated can be vulnerable to viruses.
3. Scan your PC at least once a day to make sure your PC isn't effected by Computer threats.
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