Staying Safe While Downloading
No matter how much download bandwidth you’ve got, whether you’re using satellite from http://get.wildblue.com/ or high-speed DSL, you’ve got to remember to stay safe online. Viruses and spyware are everywhere and there are some things you should keep in mind when downloading to keep your machine safe…
Update your antivirus: Make sure your antivirus software is updated and running at least once-weekly scans in the background. The last thing you want is something getting through because you didn’t want to fork over the 39.99 to update your antivirus.
Only download from trusted sites: It makes more sense to download something from BestBuy.com than from BillyBob’sFreeComputers.com. Only allow a download if you have reason to do it and don’t get anything from someone you don’t know, especially if the download is unsolicited.
Update your settings: Everything from your email to your browser can be updated to reflect how much security you want and make sure to at least have everything on the medium dial. If you seem to be getting a lot of SPAM, up your security on the emails and you won’t have to worry.