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Guide Part 2
Virus Detection and
Prevention Tips- From the McAfee Web Site
1. Do not open any files attached to an email from an unknown,
suspicious or untrustworthy source.
2. Do not open any files attached to an email unless you know what it
is, even if it appears to come from a dear friend or someone you know.
Some viruses can replicate themselves and spread through email. Better
be safe than sorry and confirm that they really sent it.
3. Do not open any files attached to an email if the subject line is
questionable or unexpected. If the need to do so is there always save
the file to your hard drive before doing so.
4. Delete chain emails and junk email. Do not forward or reply to any to
them. These types of email are considered spam, which is unsolicited,
intrusive mail that clogs up the network.
5. Do not download any files from strangers.
6. Exercise caution when downloading files from the Internet. Ensure
that the source is a legitimate and reputable one. Verify that an
anti-virus program checks the files on the download site. If you're
uncertain, don't download the file at all.
7. Update your anti-virus software regularly. Over 500 viruses are
discovered each month, so you'll want to be protected. These updates
should be at the least the products virus signature files. You may also
need to update the product's scanning engine as well.
8. Back up your files on a regular basis. If a virus destroys your
files, at least you can replace them with your back-up copy. You should
store your backup copy in a separate location from your work files, one
that is preferably not on your computer.
9. When in doubt, always err on the side of caution and do not open,
download, or execute any files or email attachments. Not executing is
the more important of these caveats. Check with your product vendors for
updates which include those for your operating system web browser, and
email. One example is the security site section of Microsoft located at
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Friendlybear.com is owned and operated by Ben Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz
is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, and has taught computer
courses at Canton College and BOCES. He has been an educator for
twenty-seven years. Mr. Schwartz's calm, easy-going manner makes
working with your computer fun.
Mr. Schwartz has been hired by local school districts and businesses
to do computer installations and repairs. He has also been serving
computer owners and computer owners-to-be in the St. Lawrence Valley
for over 12 years.