Email is the number one source for getting unwanted computer viruses, worms and Trojan
horses. You should never open an email attachment from someone you do not
know. Think twice about opening executable attachments even from people you do know and set up your email program so that it does not automatically open
attachments. If you have children, consider using message rules to leave
attachments on the incoming email server rather than download them to your
Make certain to turn off you PC at night as quite often email attacks and hijackings occur in the late hours while people sleep.
Never share an email account with someone and never share a computer with anyone else unless it is absolutely necessary. Quite often security breaches occur while the computer's owner is away.
More PC Tips
Make sure you regularly do the following to ensure PC is reliable and secure:
1.) Start-Up and Shut Down: Every time you turn your PC on or off, it runs
through a battery of procedures to safeguard the information you stored on it.
It is important to let it do its thing, even if you’re in a hurry. Be sure that you
always shut down properly using the Turn Off Computer from the start menu.
2.) Keep the PC Clean: A clean PC cuts down on downtime, repair bills and
minimizes health risks. Keeping your computer clean is a simple process:
Put a splash of warm, soapy water on a rag to remove dust and grime from
the case, printer, mouse and other external components. Dust the surfaces
around the computer, too. Always perform this maintenance when your PC is
turned off and unplugged.
3.) Move and Position the PC: As they work, the processor, video card and other
components get quite hot. The movement of cool air is the only thing that
keeps those sweltering components from overheating. Always be sure to
locate your PC in a well ventilated area (under the desk is OK but keep it
away from the wall). Also, from time to time you may want to move your PC,
perhaps repositioning it to the other side of the desk or just moving it a few
inches to reach a cable. Be sure to simply shut the computer down before
moving it to prevent any potential damage to your hard drive and other vital
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