21Open Attachments With Care

It may be hard to believe, but there are people out there who spend their lives looking for ways to mess with your computer. Viruses, worms, and Trojan horses are all computer bugs that can make mincemeat of your electronic files, and they are usually hidden away in a harmless-looking attachment. A few best practices to follow regarding attachments you receive include the following.

Before opening an attachment, always verify that it’s one you are expecting or from a person you know.

To be safe, invest in antivirus software—preferably one that has an update feature that ensures you have protection for the very latest evildoers. Norton Antivirus, McAfee, and Intego VirusBarrier are some of the products you might want ...

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