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Info sheet: 5 Steps for your Computer Security

Create your basic protection in 5 steps!

 

1 - back-up
How valuable are your data? Back them up regularly on external media or online. Then check whether your data have actually been backed up.

 

2 - protect
What kind of viruses will end up on your computer, your tablet or your smartphone? Practically none, as long as you have installed antivirus software. Your software should be configured for its virus database to update itself regularly and automatically, so that all current threats can be recognized, too.

 

3 - monitor
Your computer or mobile devices open many invisible doors on the Internet. Once you install a firewall, these will all be securely closed. In addition, a firewall will automatically monitor Internet activities, and will alert you of any problems.

 

4 - prevent
Who better to provide you with the requisite security than the manufacturers of all your programs and apps? Set them up so that they regularly and automatically download and install updates. This leaves you on the safe side.

 

5 - exercise care
How do you act responsibly? By protecting your computer with a clever password made up from a combination of numbers and letters. By selectively deciding where and when you disclose any information on the Internet. And by using a healthy dose of suspicion and by not believing everything you see on the Internet.

 

 

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