Securing Your Computer

The main security threats to your computer, especially while you are online, are viruses and hackers.These threats can be minimised, or even eliminated, by ensuring that your browser security settings are correct and that you have up-to-date security software installed.

You can take the following steps to improve the security of your computer:

  • configure firewall settings to prevent unauthorised access to your computer
  • configure your computer to download and install security software updates automatically
  • use your browser’s security options to set privacy and security levels for web sites
  • use security software to detect and remove malicious programs

Next: Security Settings