How can I protect my Windows PC against malware?
I have just ordered a Windows PC based on your recommendation, and now ask for your advice on anti-spyware and virus protection software for it. Any help you could offer me would be greatly appreciated. Mary Mass-market malware is a numbers game, played mostly with familiar off-the-shelf exploit kits (EKs). Most of the victims are people who don't install updates to plug security holes not just in Windows but also in Oracle's Java, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, and other widely-used programs. They're people who either don't run anti-virus software and firewalls, or don't keep virus signatures up to date. I ran into one yesterday when the Labour party press team unintentionally ("we were hacked") tweeted a link to an owl video that wanted me to install a "Flash update" that contained viruses. Just doing the right things is usually enough to keep more than 98% of Windows PCs malware free, barring accidents. Keep up to date Anti-virus software Cross-checks and rescues
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