Keeping Your Computer Secure

How do I make my computer secure?

  • Update your operating system with the latest patches every two weeks. Windows updates are available at or Click start then "windows updates".
  • Update your anti-virus software every week and run a complete test. 
  • Use anti-spyware software such as Spybot or Ad-Aware. Run once a week.
  • Do not open email attachments if you do not know what they are or scan before opening.
  • Back up important files
  • Make sure you have all latest updates and versions of instant messenger programs