Keep Software Current
Make sure that you install updates to Windows and programs regularly. Updates fix software problems and vulnerabilities that leave your computer open to viruses.
Use a Different Browser
Older browsers are less protected from malware and viruses than new ones. All modern browsers are free to download. Information Technology Services suggests Firefox and Chrome.
Use a Malware Protection Program
There are many free options to protect your computer from viruses, such as AVG, Avast, and Microsoft Security Essentials.
Back Up Your Files
Back up personal files to CDs, DVDs, or portable hard drives regularly in the case that you may have to reinstall your operating system.