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Scan Your Computer


After you have installed an anti-virus and/or anti-spyware package, you should scan your entire computer periodically. If your anti-virus package has the ability to automatically scan specific files or directories and prompt you at set intervals to perform complete scans, enable this feature.

What Can I Do to Protect My Computer?

  • Don’t click on pop-up ads that advertise anti-virus or anti-spyware programs.
  • Use and regularly update firewalls, anti-virus programs, and anti-spyware programs.
  • Properly configure and patch operating systems, browsers, and other software programs.
  • Turn off ActiveX and Scripting, or prompt for their use.

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Cyber Tip of the Day from the Multi-State Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)