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When in doubt, stop. Think. Ask for help.
Many people think that security begins and ends with antivirus software. I disagree. Of course you should run a well-supported, up-to-date security program—whether you use a PC or a Mac. What else do you need to do? In this gallery and the accompanying blog post, I share the five steps I teach to friends, family members, and clients who want to avoid malware, scareware, phishing sites, and other online scams.
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See Ed Bott's full report: Stay safe online: 5 secrets every PC (and Mac) owner should know