While it seems impossible to keep your computer completely safe from Malware, you should know that devious websites are not the only place you can contract such infections. Simply clicking on the wrong link or website at the wrong time can often be the culprit. To try and avoid this possibility, here are some tips for you to help keep you and your information safe from potential dangers online:

  1. The web browser you choose to use can affect your chances
    a. Increase your browse security settings to filter out questionable websites
    b. Use anti-virus (The Mouse Pad Recommends AVAST) and a software firewall (hardware firewall if possible)
    c. We recommend Google Chrome as the most reliable browser & search engine
    d. Keep an eye on plug-ins & browser extensions that get installed. Make sure you only run those that are absolutely necessary
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