A few tips to help keep your computer clean from malware and spyware

  • Do not open emails or email links from unknown senders.
  • Do not download or stream media from suspicious websites.
  • Be careful of links from social networking sites.  If you do not know the person sending you a link, it is safe to assume it has a virus.
  • Do not click on pop-up windows.  They are also a good sign of a website you shouldn’t trust.
  • Make sure your computer is up-to-date.  Even the littler programs like Java and Adobe Flash are important to update.
  • Remember the College of Charleston Helpdesk will NEVER ask you for your username and password over email.