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Computer Myth #1

Myth #1. Security and Antivirus Software Is The Best Defense Against Computer Viruses

The Facts: Security software is often out-of-date and it provides a false sense of security to users. A better approach is to be a “virus-aware” computer user by following these simple steps:
1. always update your operating system software using Windows or Mac software updates.
2. avoiding suspicious websites that do not “look right”
3. deleting suspicious emails – if you don’t recognize the sender you probably don’t want it.
4. when your suspicions are raised but you are just not sure, you can check and search websites like snopes.com that list well known hoaxes.

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