Safety Tips

    Antivirus Tips

    How can you prevent viruses?

    You can get rid of viruses when they have infected your computer, but this process can be a real pain. Like all kinds of virus, a cure is not as good as prevention, so here are some ways to ensure your computer is never infected with a virus. If you're not sure about the safety of something, avoid it and contact your security software provider to seek advice.

    • Never open files received from an unfamiliar or distrustful website or emails address.
    • Do not open email attachments unless you know who the email is from and what the attachment is.
    • Even though an email is from a friend, it may still have been hacked and could contain viruses even if the sender is unaware.
    • Never open email attachments if the subject line appears out of place or unusual.
    • Do not reply to or forward chain and junk email. These types of email are considered spam.
    • Never download a file from somebody you do not know.
    • Be cautious when downloading from the internet and ensure any sources you download from are trustworthy and legitimate. Install an anti-virus program and scan files before they are downloaded onto your PC.
    • Keep your security software updated regularly. McAfee® Total Protection is a security software which will update automatically so that you have constant, worry-free protection.
    • Keep your files backed up. If a virus attacks and corrupts your files, you won;t have lost anything thanks to the back up copy. You should ideally back up your files on an external hard drive.
    • If you are in any doubt, be careful and avoid what you are not sure about. Keep updating your security software, web browser and computer operating system. uses cookies to give you a better service online. By using this website or closing this message, you are agreeing to our Cookie policy.OK