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Be very careful what you download

Carelessly downloading e-mail attachments can circumvent even the most vigilant anti-virus software. Never open an e-mail attachment from someone you don’t know and be wary of forwarded attachments from people you do know. They may have unwittingly advanced malicious code.

How is ransomware delivered?

Frequently ransomware is distributed through phishing emails or through drive-by downloads. Many times, phishing emails seem as though they have been sent from a genuine company or someone well-known to the victim and attract the user to click on a malicious link or open a malicious attachment. A drive-by download is a program that is […]

Disable external media AutoRun and AutoPlay features

Disabling AutoRun and AutoPlay features prevents external media infected with malicious code from automatically running on your computer.