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Tech Tip: Scan Your Email Messages with Antivirus Software

Posted By Sara E. Rust-Martin, Monday, October 2, 2017

Tech Tip: Scan Your Email Messages With Antivirus Software

Posted:02 Oct 2017 05:33 AM PDT

Viruses often infect your computer via instant messages and email attachments, especially when the attachment is an executable file. Enable your antivirus software’s auto-protect feature to automatically scan email attachments for viruses when the messages are downloaded. Hackers routinely create new viruses, so it’s essential to keep the signature files for your antivirus software updated. Ensure your antivirus software also uses heuristic algorithms that allow the software to detect viruses based on their behavior, rather than a specific signature.

For more information on how to set your privacy settings see:

Thank you to the Florida PRI for the information contained in the Security Awareness Tip posted in today's Tech Tip.

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