Bob Rankin: Have You Made These Five Computing Mistakes?

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By Bob Rankin

Five Computing Mistakes to Avoid

Here are five of the most common computing mistakes, and some tips on corrective action you can take today.

SECURITY: Failure to use anti-malware and firewall protection is like leaving your door open and your wallet on the table. Viruses, spyware, trojans, keyloggers, rootkits and other malware are ubiquitous, and they can enter a computer through many different channels. The damage that malware can do ranges from minor annoyance to data loss to identity theft. The latter can take years to remedy and cost thousands of dollars.

It’s been shown that a computer left unprotected can be infected within minutes after going online! Protecting yourself against malware should be a high priority. There really is no excuse for not using an effective anti-malware program. I have reviewed many of them here, and all are available in free versions.

HOW TO FIX IT: See Free Anti-Virus Programs

HOW TO FIX IT: See Free Firewall Protection

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