The web is a wonderful place, but there are all sorts of weird and dangerous websites out there. Do not click on strange email attachments and stay away from anything suspicious, which includes websites and downloads. Of course, it may be hard to tell if something is dangerous until it’s too late. That’s why it’s important to have antivirus protection installed. McAfee, Symantec, Malwarebytes, Trend Micro, EMET, Avast, and many others make highly rated antivirus software for this category.
Of course, antivirus software and firewalls are no guarantee that you’ll be safe from ransomware, but they’re definitely the first line of defense. Also, make sure that software backed up—often. New threats are released all the time, so it’s important to keep your software up to date.
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