The best New Year’s resolutions for your PC

Perhaps you’re making wise plans to lose weight, exercise more, or quit smoking in 2013? While you’re at it, you can follow our resolution recommendations to help protect your privacy and safety online.

  • Make sure all your passwords are strong, and change them regularly. Use long phrases or sentences that mix capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Use different passwords for different sites, especially those that keep financial information.
  • Keep all software (including your web browser) current with automatic updating. In the newest versions of Windows, automatic updating is turned on during installation.
  • Think twice before you open attachments or click links in an email message, an instant message (IM), or on a social network, even if you know the sender. Confirm with the sender that the message is legitimate. Learn more about scams.

Learn more ways to help boost your malware defense and protect your PC.

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 »

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  1. Anonymous

    I dont know what to say     but thank you for helpping me

  2. Anonymous

    I am very confuse to protect my pc from virus. I have download the e scan anti-virus Rs. 500/-. After one year this anti virus time has expired. Then I download the panda anti-virus, but I am unable the register and protect my computer. I want to download Microsoft anti-virus to protect my computer. How to download & protect my computer by the help of MS anti-virus system. Pleas help me in this direction.  

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