Keeping Your PC Clean
There are an increasing number of people looking to exploit others from the comfort of their own couch. Recent studies have shown that nearly half (47.9%) of PCs are infected with some form of malware. Worse yet, about half of the infected computers are infected with the types of malware that is associated with financial crimes. If you’re doing the math with me, one out of every four (24%) PCs are infected with these types of malware.
What you can do to stay clean & safe
- Keep your PC up-to-date.
- Install a good anti-virus program (some of the free programs are good).
- Connect to the internet through a router (it's a GREAT firewall).
- Run a "full mode" MRT (Malicious Removal Tool) scan once in a while.
- Uninstall things (like Flash & Java) if you are no longer using them.
- Run as a "Limited User".