Best Practices when Downloading

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There are a number of measures you can take to protect yourself from viruses:

  • Install good anti-virus software and update it on a regular basis, for example at least once a month but preferably once a week. But always remember, anti-virus software is not perfect. It cannot be the only measure you take.
  • Scan all diskettes before reading them.
  • Enable the auto-protection feature on the anti-virus software to scan emails.
  • Be wary of emails from unknown sources, particularly if they contain attachments. Some very careful users delete emails they are unsure of without opening them.
  • Use an Internet Service Provider than scans emails before delivery.
  • Do not download files/software from unknown Internet sites.
  • Be careful of using diskettes from unknown sources.
  • Do not install pirated software.