Protect your computer/device from malware!

Below are some tips that may help you to prevent malware infections

Don't download unknown programs from the Web. Unreliable sources such as Internet newsgroups or Web sites that you haven't heard of may be willing providers of viruses for your computer. Avoid downloading files you can't be sure are safe. This includes freeware, screensavers, games, and any other executable program - any files with an ".exe" or ".com" extension, such as "coolgame.exe.  You should be very cautious while downloading files from the Internet. Ensure that the source is a legitimate and reputable one.

Be cautious of the websites you surf.   Sometimes some sites can be a source of spread of viruses, malware and others. Usually these sites are sites related to viruses, hacking and so on. You can get a malicious script from a webpage and not know it.  Most website addresses are created using a company’s name.  If a website address/URL does not make sense or you are unfamiliar with it, do not navigate to that site.  For example:

Don't automatically open attachments. Do not open any files attached to an email unless you are sure of what it is, even if you have received it from a friend or someone you know. Some viruses can reduplicate themselves and diffuse through email. Confirm that your contact has really sent an attachment before opening the attachment.  Do not open any files attached to an email if the subject line is suspicious or unexpected.

Delete chain emails.  Delete chain emails and junk email. Do not forward or reply to any sort of questionable mail. These types of email are considered spam and are unsolicited mails sent with an intention of compromising the security of your system.

Change your passwordProtect or change your passwords to reduce your risk from online hackers, predators, email hoaxes and phishing scams.  If you fill that the security of your e-mail or computer has been compromised in any way change your password immediately.

Use common sense. It's always better to err on the side of safety. If you're unsure about an attachment, delete it. Especially if it's from a source you don't recognize. If there are tempting animations on a site that look highly unprofessional, don't download them.  Make sure you read a pop-up boxes before selecting a response.  If there are misspelled words or incorrect grammar this is an indication that something may not be safe. 

Do not open any files attached to any emails which are from unknown, suspicious or untrustworthy source.