Once an anti-virus and/or anti-spyware package has been installed on your computer, you should scan your entire computer periodically. If your anti-virus package has the ability to automatically scan specific files or directories and prompt you at set intervals to perform complete scans, enable this feature.
What can I do to protect my computer?
- Don't click on pop-up ads that advertise anti-virus or anti-spyware programs
- Use and regularly update firewalls, anti-virus, and anti-spyware programs
- Properly configure and patch operating systems, browsers, and other software programs.
- Turn off ActiveX and Scripting, or prompt for their use.