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Internet security basics

When using the Internet, you need to take proactive steps to protect against security threats. A computer without adequate security software and security patches for the operating system and applications alike is left exposed to many dangers. These dangers include viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, hacker attacks, spam, inappropriate content, and more.


You can lose files, find your Internet connection or your computer performance slows down. In the worst case, your computer could be destroyed.

We recommend you safeguard your computer and its contents.

  • Install and regularly update antivirus software.
  • Install and use a software-based personal firewall.
  • Ensure you update your operating system and applications are updated with security updates as they come available.