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We all worry about it; our computers being hacked, going onto sites that may give our PC's viruses, downloading something that contains viruses and sometimes even e-mails contain viruses.

Anti-Malware

One thing that you should have on your PC is anti-malware. You can download one here: https://www.malwarebytes.org/
It removes harmful viruses from your computer.

Full Protection

You can help increase your computers safety by also downloading internet security such as ESET: www.eset.co.uk
It's an anti-virus, internet security and virus protection. It's not free but it's definitely worth every penny.

Ad Blocking

Ever been on sites where there's nothing but adverts or do you get annoyed by adverts on Facebook?
You could add the Adblock Plus plug-in onto your browser which will remove all those annoying ads.
It even removes them from YouTube videos!

Passwords

When you're on the internet, be careful of the sites you go on! If you get an e-mail from anyone stating that you need to enter your e-mail address AND password for some lame excuse such as they need to "verify" your information, it's more than likely a website you should avoid. People set up these sites that look almost exactly the same as the company that they're trying to copy and once you enter your information into the boxes provided and click the button to continue, they've stored your e-mail address and password on their server, meaning they now know this information.

When you create a password, don't make it obvious and short. Like your first name or your dogs name. People out there use bots that will try to guess your password; the more complicated it is, the harder it is for them to guess it. Try making your password with at least one capital letter, two numbers and at least one punctuation mark. Here's an example: Rover67!

Your Personal Information

If you get an e-mail asking you to "confirm" your bank details by replying to the e-mail, mark it as spam and delete the e-mail. No legitimate company will ask you for this information over e-mail unless you're purchasing something from them and you've spoken to them directly previously.

Don't put your bank details online unless you know the website is safe! There's multiple scammers out there who will do anything to get their hands on your personal information.

Ninite

This is a free tool that automatically downloads, installs, and updates various Windows programs for you. If that isn't enough, it is highly regarded as the safest place to download windows freeware on the internet: https://ninite.com/

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