Helpful Internet Tips

Always power cycle first.

It is one of the most common fixes, yet also one of the most commonly missed steps in troubleshooting.

Do not open email with links in them unless you know the sender and expect the email.

Spammers will send viruses through email. Opening the link will download the virus onto your computer.

Always keep your antivirus and malware software updated.

This will help keep your computer protected, and possibly prevent attacks.

Don’t use the same password for everything online.

Using different passwords will help keep attacks under control, if you are attacked. If you use the same password for everything, it will make things easier for a hacker to access all of your accounts.

Don’t Post Vacation Pics While on Vacation

Everyone will know you are out of town. Wait until you return from vacation to post your pictures.

Be aware of what your kids are doing online.

One way to limit your children’s access is to create a specific user on the computer for your kids. You can set these to limit access to certain web sites or content.