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Anti-virus

Keep your computer secure

A computer virus is much more than just an inconvenience. If your computer is affected, your personal and financial information could be compromised - and that's just the beginning.

Beware of Trojans, viruses and spyware

Your computer may be infected by a 'Trojan', a virus or spyware if it starts to behave in an unpredictable manner. Consider the following warning signs:

  • Your system may take longer than normal to start, or have a slower response time when opening files. The virus may also use disk space and threaten personal information that is stored on your computer
  • Files may become corrupted, might not load or you might experience a system crash
  • Your anti-virus software may generate a warning message, or other unusual messages may appear on screen

Bear in mind that your computer could still be infected even if nothing appears to be different.

Be aware that exchanging music, video and other files can be risky. Computer viruses or spyware may be downloaded onto your computer, by mistake.

Install and maintain anti-virus software

Good anti-virus software protects your computer and personal information. It's designed to detect and remove any computer viruses, Trojans and spyware that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge or permission. These invaders can infect your computer and affect your online security.

Your anti-virus software should be regularly updated to keep the latest known threats at bay.