Keep your system secure with FRISK Software's Guidelines for Safe Computing
In today's often hazardous computing environment of large-scale networks and e-mail communication
it is imperative that users be aware of the pitfalls of online computing.
Infection by viruses, worms, trojans and other malicious software often cause users great loss of time and data.
Most important to your computer's health and security is the installation of high-quality
antivirus software. However, there are other important precautions users can take, and a few things they
should avoid. To help users keep
their systems as safe as possible, FRISK software presents the following guidelines for safer
Guidelines for safe computing:
- Make sure you always have the
version of F-Prot Antivirus
installed on your computer and
update the virus signature files
- Be extremely careful when opening e-mail from anyone you do not know. Attachments are especially dangerous. Never run an attachment unless you know exactly what it is, even if it appears to have been sent to you by someone you know. Most worms have the ability to falsify the "From" address.
- Make sure that your operating system
is up to date. If you are using Windows,
use Windows Automatic Updates and
download the service packs when they are
released. For more information on keeping
Windows up to date, please visit
Windows Update website.
- If you are using
Internet Explorer / Outlook Express
or Office / Outlook, make
sure that you always have the latest versions. Old versions may contain
security holes that are used by virus writers to access your computer. Please visit
Windows Update website to update Internet Explorer and Outlook Express and
Office Update website to update Office and Outlook.
- Use a firewall. When you are browsing the Internet, the firewall creates a shield between your computer and
possible malicious content on the Internet. For more information click
- Scan removable media (CD-ROMs, floppy disks, USB keys, external hard drives etc.) before you open or run any content on it.
- Scan all files that you receive through the IRC, MSN, ICQ, Kazaa and other such online services.
- Use software that detects adware and spyware. For more information click