Educate yourself and keep your computer pest-free

Spyware programs, Adware, Trojans, Worms, Viruses- you've heard the jargon, but what are they? What are the risks? How do you protect yourself from them? It really is as easy as 1-2-3.

Install AntiSpyware and AntiVirus Software

Install a good AntiVirus and AntiSpyware program (they are different). Start right now by reviewing our recommendations of AntiVirus and AntiSpyware Programs.

Update and Use your Programs

It is imperative that you update virus/spyware signatures, scan your harddrive regularly and activate file monitoring.

Be an Intelligent and Informed Computer User

You are the most important link in the chain. Your actions as a computer user directly disallow or allow Virusus and Rouge programs to install themselves and run on your computer. Read the Virus & Spyware Jargon list, inform yourself on good computing practices, use your common sense and get to know your machine.