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Home Network Security Simplified by Nathan Clement, Neil Anderson, Jim Doherty

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Chapter 3. Tip 3: Use Antivirus Protection

Tip 3: Use Antivirus Protection
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Threat Type: Software based, victim enabled

Examples of Threats:

  • Modify, corrupt, or destroy files on your computer

  • Corrupt the computer operating system causing unpredictable behavior, poor performance, or security holes

  • Unauthorized e-mailing of files or the virus itself to people on your contact list

  • Allow a hacker to gain control of your computer through a back door

Our Tips:

  • Enable antivirus protection at your Internet service provider (ISP) and/or e-mail provider if it is available.

  • Install antivirus software on each computer in your home network.

  • Set up antivirus software to automatically ...

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