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Tips to avoid contaminating your device. |

- Saturday, November 22, 2014

There's are a lot of mean viruses and other bad things out there in the cyber world now.  Here are a few tips to help avoid getting them on your system.

Keep your security up to date.  Whatever you use, use it. Make sure it's current.  Make sure it's on and active.

Do not download anything you are not completely certain is from a safe site.

If you get pop ups, advertising, warnings, anything that doesn't have a name you recognize and trust in the top left, don't click on it.  Not even the x to close it.  Save everything open on your computer and restart it.  

Do not open email attachments that you weren't expecting without verifying them. A quick call to ask someone if they really sent you a spreadsheet, is much less stressful than what a virus can do to your system.

Sometimes even the most cautious person will get caught.  If you do happen to get something, turn off your system and call us.