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Malware

Any unprotected computer connected to the internet is likely to be infected within minutes. Malware infections put your personal data—and everyone you’re connected to—at risk.

Protect yourself against malware

  • Keep your system up to date
  • Use anti-virus software
  • Do not install untrusted software

Malware symptoms:

  • Change of browser homepage/start page
  • Changed settings which cannot be changed back
  • Ending up at a strange site when using search
  • System firewall has been turned off
  • Increased network activity while not active
  • Excessive pop-up windows
  • New icons, programs, or favorites which you did not add
  • Frequent firewall alerts about unknown programs
  • Bad/slow system performance