Keep Your Computer Safe

It is very important to do all three of these steps before you use your computer to browse the Internet! 

  1. Install antivirus software.
  2. Install the latest operating system updates.
    • Open the Control Panel in Windows.
    • In the Security section, click "Check for updates"
    • Follow the instructions in that window  -or-
    • Under the Apple icon in the menu bar in Mac OS X, select Software Update
    • Follow the instructions in that program
  3. Enable your computer's software firewall.
    • Open the Control Panel in Windows 7
    • In the Security section, click "Check this computer's security status"
    • If the firewall is not On, follow the instructions to turn it On  -or-
    • Under the Apple icon in the menu bar in Mac OS X, select System Preferences
    • Select Security, then Firewall
    • Select "Allow only essential services"        



      via http://computing.cua.edu/resnet/keepsafe.cfm 

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