Anti-Virus Safety Tips
Effective protection from email viruses requires multiple lines of defense:
Use Anti-VirusAll Everyone.net users are covered by our anti-virus service, for known viruses.
Check For Security Updates
Some email viruses attempt to exploit security vulnerabilities
in your computer's operating system and/or email software. For
example, W32/Bugbear-B is an email virus that can infect an
unpatched Microsoft Windows system without even being opened!
(We recommend that you run Windows Update at least once a week. You may also wish to check for adware and spyware.)
To check for the latest Mac OS X security updates:
Install Anti-Virus Software
Everyone.net can protect your email account against viruses; however, it is up to you to protect the rest of your system from infection from other sources. Computer viruses can be transmitted via any means that any other software is transmitted, including: P2P (e.g. Kazaa), HTTP (websites), IM (instant messaging), chat (e.g. IRC), FTP, CD, DVD, flash media (e.g. Memory Stick), floppy disks, PDAs (e.g. PocketPC), cell phones, and more.
Everyone.net recommends F-Secure Anti-Virus for your computer. F-Secure is a leader in the anti-virus industry, and their software features the ability to automatically update itself to stay effective against the latest virus threats.
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