Some suspicious e-mails contain attachments and link to websites that try to install malicious software on your computer.
Here are some ways to protect your system, devices, and wireless network:
- If you've entered your password on what you think might be a malicious website, go to Forgot Your Password and change it immediately.
- If you've entered your credit card or bank information on what you think might be a malicious website or replied to an email with that information, immediately contact your credit card company. Note: Don't forget to update the card on Mav Farm afterward.
- Install anti-virus or anti-malware software from a reputable company. Keep security software up-to-date by installing updates and patches as soon as they are available. Note: After it's installed, run a full scan of your computer.
- Do not install software that you do not need or that comes from unverified sources.
- Ignore urgent pop-ups that tell you your devices are infected with a virus and that you must click a link to fix the problem.
- Do not leave your devices unattended in public places.
- Select the option to manually, not automatically, connect to WiFi.
- Disable hotspots when not needed.
- Change the name of your wireless network and any pre-set passwords provided by the vendor, even if the name and password seem complex.