Do not open attachments or click on links in emails or social media messages you’ve received from strangers – just press delete.
If you want to access footage or information about major or breaking news, use a reliable news source rather than an unknown web link.
Be wary of free downloads and website access, such as music, games, movies and adult sites. They may install harmful programs without you knowing.
Always keep your computer security up to date with anti-virus and anti-spyware software, and a good firewall. Only buy computer and anti-virus software from a reputable source.
Use your security software to run a virus check if you think your computer’s security has been compromised. If you still have doubts, contact a computer specialist.
Update your security software, change passwords and back up your data regularly. You can never have too many backups!! Store your backups offsite and offline.