Make Sure You Are Protected!
Antivirus software is only part of the cure. Every day more and more computer viruses, worms, and other malware threats are created. In order to avoid getting infected you need to do all of the following things:
It is a fact that there are security holes in the Windows operating system. As these holes are discovered Microsoft fixes them. These fixes, also known as "patches" or "critical updates", are posted on the Microsoft website. It is very important to keep Windows updated on your PC because this plugs the holes that viruses and worms use to access your computer. We urge all users to apply the most recent Windows updates to their computers and to continue applying them on a regular basis (at least weekly).
To verify Windows Update is set to "Install Updates Automatically":
- Click "Start" button on the desktop
- Select "All Programs"
- Select "Windows Update"
- Finally, select "Change Settings" and verify that the selection is correctly set to Install Updates Automatically