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Protecting yourself and your computer Presented by: Jamie Leben IT-Works Computer Services 970-405-4399 www.i-t-w.com www.i-t-w.com Copyright 2005.

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1 Protecting yourself and your computer Presented by: Jamie Leben IT-Works Computer Services Copyright 2005

2 Has my computer been hijacked? How can I tell? Errors Errors Pop-ups Pop-ups Computer running slow Computer running slow Erratic actions Erratic actions Browser changes Browser changes Unfamiliar programs in add/remove programs Unfamiliar programs in add/remove programs Get a 2nd opinion from other virus/spyware software Get a 2nd opinion from other virus/spyware software

3 How to avoid scams and frauds! Avoidingscams and frauds, online and offline Verify requestor’s identity Verify requestor’s identity Verify requestor’s right to have the information Verify requestor’s right to have the information Never click on pop ups Never click on pop ups Never click a link in an asking for information Never click a link in an asking for information Never continue onto a secure site that displays security certificate errors Never continue onto a secure site that displays security certificate errors

4 How to avoid scams and frauds! Avoidingscams and frauds, online and offline Strongly distrust any attachment Strongly distrust any attachment Scan attachments with a webmail system like yahoo Scan attachments with a webmail system like yahoo Strongly distrust anything advertised as "free" Strongly distrust anything advertised as "free" "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is"

5 Quiz Time! What are the two steps to avoid having information stolen? What are the two steps to avoid having information stolen? Verify requestor’s identity Verify requestor’s identity Verify requestor’s right to have the information Verify requestor’s right to have the information What is a good rule of thumb to avoid scams? What is a good rule of thumb to avoid scams? "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is"

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