Protecting Yourself Against Viruses & Data Loss

It is vital to ensure your computer is protected from viruses and trojans.

As well as installing Anti-Virus Software (AVS) you can help protect your computer and data by following a few simple rules:

* Back up your data regularly
* Block EXE, COM, PIF, SCR, VBS, SHS, CHM and BAT files - these are common virus carriers
* Block files using more than one file extension i.e. .txt.vbs
* Don't download files from illegal/filesharing sites
* Never open email attatchments unless you are expecting them

Was this answer helpful?

Also Read

What are cookies? (Views: 474)

A cookie is a simple name-value pair stored by a browser, often a session ID. The main...

What is NSLOOKUP? (Views: 417)

NSLOOKUP is a utility that enables a user to look up an IP address of a domain or host on a...

What is JavaScript? (Views: 437)

JavaScript is a web scripting language used to make web pages more interactive by allowing pages...

What is PING? (Views: 431)

PING is a utility that determines whether a specific IP address is accessible. It works by...