Also be very careful what links you click on and what you "agree" to. Many "updates" are nothing but spam and some can contain unwanted tools to gain information from your computer. Never allow "automatic updates" from third party programs you use.
These days the place that can cause the most trouble is Facebook. If you use Facebook (I do) be very careful what you click on. Use no apps or any other item on Facebook that allows the app makers to access your account. Believe it or not you have to agree to allow them that access and people do it! Best not to click on any videos unless from a reputable host like Youtube.
SUGGESTIONS: When not using email, LOG OFF. Have a second email address to which you can export the first email list frequently, a backup. Microsoft has the BEST antivirus system available, free to... more
Jeff, You have just touched one of my hot buttons. Being careful what you agree to these days (since the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)involves reading and understanding the reams of legal mumbo jumbo... more
Remember the new president ... and his congress demanding the new 2000 pages of legislation be approved now ... this minute .... no time to read it ... read it later .... Well "later" has arrived... more
It's really worse than just trying to pull the wool over our eyes by droning us to death with fine print. We're in danger of jackbooted military force used to strip us of First Amendment rights. See... more