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    What are computer viruses and how can I prevent them?

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    • A virus is a malicious program intended to destroy data on your computer or to crash specific software applications. Viruses can be attached to email messages or downloaded to your computer via interactive websites. Hackers can also plant viruses if they manage to break into your computer.

      To prevent this from happening, we recommend that you:

      • Install firewall software on your computer
      • Install antivirus software on your computer and run a virus scan with it regularly
      • Never open or download files from unknown or untrustworthy sources
      • Go to F-Secure Online Scanner to scan your computer for viruses

       

      For more information about online security, visit our Security Centre.


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