Tag: virus

Malware is short for “malicious software."  It includes viruses and spyware that get installed on your computer, phone, or mobile device without your consent. These programs can cause your device to crash and can be used to monitor and control your...

In a recent twist, scam artists are using the phone to try to break into your computer. They call, claiming to be computer techs associated with well-known companies like Microsoft. They say that they’ve detected viruses or other malware on your...

Malware is short for “malicious software."  It includes viruses and spyware that get installed on your computer or mobile device without your consent. These programs can cause your device to crash and can be used to monitor and...

That is the question. In fact, it’s one of the most common questions we hear from OnGuardOnline.gov visitors. Email etiquette is important — not only for the sake of your personal and professional relationships, but for your computer...

Imagine: You’re happily browsing the internet one day when a host of urgent pop-ups tells you that malicious software has been discovered on your computer. These messages urge you to download software right away to fix the problem. If you pay...

Protect your computer from spyware and viruses that can cause it to run slowly or give fraudsters access to your personal information.

Step-by-Step Instructions Through the Start menu select the "Control Panel" menu item. Select the "Network and Internet Connections" item. Select the "Windows Firewall" icon. If it is not already checked,...

Step-by-Step Instructions to Start the Built-in Firewall in Mac OS X Pull down the Apple icon in the top left corner of your Desktop Select System Preferences from the menu. Under the category Internet & Network click on the Sharing icon...