BOULDER, Colo. Jan. 20, 2011
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Computer Security Tips for Spyware Prevention
The first step in any spyware prevention plan should be to install powerful antispyware software, such as Webroot® Spy Sweeper®. Not only does it continuously monitor spyware threats, but it removes spyware that’s currently on your computer and is constantly updated — so you’ll get powerful protection against the latest programs.
In addition to installing the right software, consumers can practice these computer security tips:
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- Avoid questionable websites, such as those featuring adult material. They’re notorious for spreading spyware threats and causing users problems.
- Don’t open attachments unless you know the sender and are expecting a file from him or her.
- Delete messages you suspect are spam (don’t even open them).
- Avoid clicking on links within messages.
- Do not provide personal information to unsolicited requests — even if they seem legitimate. Instead, if you receive a request for personal information from your bank or credit card company, contact that financial institution directly, but do not click on a link embedded in the email message.
- Use a firewall.