Protect personal computer from hackers, viruses and malicious programs

  • Install a personal firewall and a reputable anti-virus program to protect personal computer from virus attacks or malicious programs.
  • Ensure that the anti-virus program is updated and runs at all times.
  • Always keep the operating system and the web browser updated with the latest security patches, in order to protect against weaknesses or vulnerabilities.
  • Always check with an updated anti-virus program when downloading a program or opening an attachment to ensure that it does not contain any virus.
  • Install updated scanner software to detect and eliminate malicious programs capable of capturing personal or financial information online.
  • Never download any file or software from sites or sources, which are not familiar or hyperlinks sent by strangers. Opening such files could expose the system to a computer virus that could hijack personal information, including password or PIN.