Computer Hygiene 101
Always keep your operating system and programs current.
Run an up to date
The following are excellent and free for home use:
3. Run a hardware &/or software Firewall to keep hackers out.
4. Prevent or remove SpyWare
5. Avoid opening email attachments unless you are absolutely sure you were expecting it, even if it's from your closest friend.
6. Use a Popup blocker.
7. Backup your data!
7. Encrypt & password protect sensitive data
Contact me when you get into trouble.
-- Michael Anderson, certified CompTIA A+ & Network+ computer technician