The following advice is designed to provide a few ideas that can help reduce your exposure to a range of potential problems including data loss, viruses, adware and spyware.
Newly discovered weaknesses in operating systems and application software are reported frequently - and it is important to minimise your exposure to these vulnerabilities.
To get the most benefit from your antivirus software ensure it is updated regularly and is operating as intended.
It's usually possible to reinstall applications without much trouble - but losing your work can be a major problem if you don't have a backup plan in place and working for you. To minimse the impact of data loss or corruption:
Developing some knowledge of computer security fundamentals is not onerous and is highly recommended.
Authorised by the Chief Information Officer
7 July, 2011