Living with the internet: Keeping it safe
Living with the internet: Keeping it safe

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Living with the internet: Keeping it safe

3 How to protect yourself against viruses, worms and Trojans

3.1 Patches and antivirus software

In this section we will look at two of the ways in which you can protect yourself from malware:

  1. Ensure that your computer has the latest patch from Microsoft or your operating system vendor.

  2. Install antivirus software that will protect you from these problems, and ensure that you keep it up to date.

(Later in this course we will discuss firewalls, which you can also use to protect your computer.)


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