Mal-ware Control
 
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 Medium acquire and learn to configure an anti-virus program (e.g. Norton Anti-Virus or McAfee VirusScan) as well as a dedicated anti-trojan program (e.g, The Cleaner or Tauscan) Anti-Virus Programs
Anti-Trojan Programs
Medium use your anti-virus and anti-trojan programs frequently and regularly to scan your hard drive and removeable media Anti-Virus Info
Anti-Trojan Info
Medium if you're permanently connected to a network or frequently share files with others, configure your anti-virus and anti-trojan programs to run in the background and scan files "on access" Anti-Virus Info
Anti-Trojan Info
Easy never open unexpected, unknown email attachments, even those from trusted sources; save all attachments to disk and scan for viruses & trojans first Anti-Virus Programs
Anti-Virus Info
Easy download software only from trusted sources; virus-scan all downloaded software  
Easy scan all removeable media (floppies, ZIPs, etc.) from other people for viruses Anti-Virus Programs
Anti-Virus Info
Easy turn on "Macro Virus Protection" in Office 97; set "Macro Virus Protection" to "High" in Office 2000; select "Prompt to save Normal template" in Word Anti-Virus Info
Medium update your anti-virus and anti-trojan programs frequently and regularly (both the "engine" and virus definition files) Anti-Virus Updates
Medium turn off, uninstall, or custom configure Microsoft's Windows Script (Host) Windows Script Tools
Windows Script Info
Medium create an anti-virus emergency boot disk, keep it current, and store it in a safe place Anti-Virus Info
Easy don't install advertiser sponsored "freeware" ("adware"/"spyware") (esp. download "assistants" ); scan for and remove installed "spyware" Spyware/Adware Info
Spyware/Adware Tools
 

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