Social Network Dangers

Ten ways to stay safe online now

7 – Keep your computer protected

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With technology evolving at a rapid pace and the number of viruses that can infect your computer increasing on a daily basis, it is more important than ever to install and maintain an up-to-date antivirus program. Computer viruses can cause problems that range from acting as a minor annoyance to destroying all of your files and having your banking and other important information compromised. Some Internet Service Providers include a paid or free antivirus program option with your subscription. If one is not available through your ISP or you do not want to use it, you can buy virus scanning software online or from a retailer, or download a free version from the Internet.