Security tips for a new computer

Studies show that unprotected computers can be compromised within minutes. Log on to the Internet without antivirus software or other protection and your computer might fall victim to malware that could damage your system or surreptitiously involve your PC in a vast army of computers used to cause damage on a larger scale.


If you got a new computer this holiday season, you can take a few simple steps to help protect it. For more information, see 5 steps to help protect your computer before you go online.

About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »