Download software only from reputable companies and sources

Installing a new program onto your computer is risky business. If you’re not careful, the software you downloaded may be malware in disguise — a scheme to access your private information. Before you install any software, ask yourself these questions:

  • How did I find this software? Did I seek it out or did they find me?
  • What does the program claim to do? Are they promising to cure my computer?
  • Do I need this software? What are others saying about this program?