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One of the biggest head-scratcher questions of this decade has been forensic (if not downright psychic) in nature: "I have an anti-virus program, so how did I catch this virus?" In the digital world that we live in, know there are wolves in sheep-clothing everywhere. 

Take some time to learn good web surfing practices: 

First: Don't be tricked into clicking advertisements or outside links - "You've won a new iPad!  Click Me!" - pay attention to where the link is going to take you before deciding to go there.

Second: Don't open emails with generic titles, claiming to be from financial institutions, or from unknown people in general - Most spam is just "annoying,” but an email asking you to "update your Paypal info" can be downright harmful … if you actually do it.

Third: If you see previously unknown application all of a sudden running on your PC, asking you to purchase it or telling you that you have a virus and “click this to fix it,” ask someone else if there is any validity to it before you click.  They may know that it is (or isn’t) legitimate.  "Crimeware," as we have recently heard it referred to, is rapidly growing and is very difficult for anti virus applications to detect them since they cause no direct harm as well as do nothing to your PC except open a window asking you to buy from them. It’s when you click to open the door that virus infection becomes possible.

Know that you are the first line of defense in keeping unwanted programs from infecting your own PC. 

Practice these safe surfing steps, to save yourself and your business time and money.