Prevention is the key! Make sure that your computer is protected at all times with a good anti-virus and anti-malware software program. Remember that your software expires at the end of a years time, so renew the subscription or make sure your “free” software is the latest version available.
When in doubt, “don’t go there”! If an email is from someone you don’t know, don’t open it….no matter how tempting it is. Also be careful when surfing the web. Questionable sites should be avoided so that you don’t end up with a malicious piece of software added to your machine.
>Keep the machine up to date with “Windows Updates” for the latest security and other important updates that Microsoft offers.