Protect yourself from malicious software malware!
Malware – malicious software; software designed to infiltrate and damage a computer system without the user’s informed consent. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses and also spyware, programming that gathers information about the computer user without permission.
What should I do to defend against malicious software or malware?
Install and update antivirus & anti-malware programs on your devices.
Keep your firewall turned on.
Use strong, secured passwords.
Exercise caution when downloading files from the Internet.
Put a malware and antivirus scanner on your mobile device (if option is available).
Be aware of free downloadable apps and software. Always research the publisher of an app and review comments.
Be cautious of large email attachments.
Don’t open spam email messages or click links on suspicious websites.
How to: Avoid and remove Facebook malware.
Find out how you can avoid spamming your friends or infecting your computer by tightening your Facebook security.
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