What you should do to stop invaders
Prevention is the best way to avoid intruders. Here's what to do to help keep your computer safe and secure.
- Make sure your anti-virus software is up-to-date. Software providers are constantly updating for newly identified threats, and most update automatically.
- Use a firewall to screen out invaders and help make your computer invisible to hackers. Learn more about firewalls »
- Keep your computer up-to-date by enabling the automatic update feature of your operating system. Current versions of the most common operating systems have built-in features that help protect against intruders.
- Be suspicious of attachments. They're an easy way for viruses and malware to spread. Never open an attachment in an e-mail, instant message or mobile message unless you know exactly what the attachment is, even if it's from someone that you know.