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Virus Protection

Virus Protection

It is important for seniors to protect their computers and devices from viruses and other malicious software. Here are some steps seniors can take to protect themselves:

  1. Install and update antivirus software: Antivirus software can help protect your computer from viruses and other malicious software. Make sure to keep the software up to date to ensure it is effective.
  2. Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from unfamiliar sources: Emails, websites, and social media posts can be used to spread viruses. Be cautious when clicking on links or downloading attachments from unfamiliar sources.
  3. Use a firewall: A firewall helps protect your computer from unauthorized access. You can either use a software firewall or a hardware firewall (such as a router).
  4. Keep your operating system and other software up to date: Software updates often include security fixes that can help protect your computer from viruses and other malicious software.
  5. Use strong, unique passwords: Strong, unique passwords can help protect your accounts from being hacked. Use a different password for each of your accounts and consider using a password manager to help keep track of your passwords.

By following these steps, seniors can help protect their computers and devices from viruses and other malicious software.

 

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