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  • UPDATE ADOBE READER IF INSTALLED
    Please download the newest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe.com

    Before installing: it is important to remove older versions of Acrobat Reader since it does not do so automatically and old versions still leave you vulnerable.
    Go to the Control Panel and enter Add or Remove Programs.
    Search in the list for all previous installed versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Uninstall/Remove each of them.

    Once old versions are gone, please install the newest version.

  • UPDATE ADOBE FLASH PLAYER IF INSTALLED
    Please download the newest version of Adobe Flash Player from Adobe.com

    Before installing: it is important to remove older versions of Adobe Flash since it does not do so automatically and old versions still leave you vulnerable.
    Go to the Control Panel and enter Add or Remove Programs.
    Search in the list for all previous installed versions of Adobe Flash. Uninstall/Remove each of them.

    Once old versions are gone, please install the newest version.

  • UPDATE JAVA IF INSTALLED
    Please download the newest version of Java from Java.com .

    Before installing: it is important to remove older versions of Java since it does not do so automatically and old versions still leave you vulnerable.
    Go to the Control Panel and enter Add or Remove Programs.
    Search in the list for all previous installed versions of Java. (J2SE Runtime Environment). Please uninstall/remove each of them.

    Once old versions are gone, please install the newest version.


  • UNINSTALL P2P software:
    Even if you are using a "safe" P2P program, it is only the program that is safe. You will be sharing files from uncertified sources, and these are often infected. The bad guys use P2P filesharing as a major conduit to spread their wares. Such programs have different names, such as uTorrent, Frostwire, Limewire, Shareaza, BitTorrent, Kazaa, iMesh, BearShare, eMule, KCeasy, AresGalaxy, SoulSeek, WinMX, Piolet, Gnutella, Overnet, Vuze, Morpheus, ANts, Acquisition, etc.

    I would strongly recommend that you uninstall them, however that choice is up to you. If you choose to remove these programs, you can do so via Control Panel >> Add or Remove Programs.

    P2P, cracks, keygens, etc. are highly unsafe, and the source of infection, including, as of recent, the prevalence of ransomware. Ransomware is a highly dangerous infection, which locks down your files/folders/PC requiring you to pay the hacker in order to restore access to your system. In addition, antivirus and anti-malware software cannot always "catch" an infection to block it.

  • Read security articles:

    Creating a good password
    Disable Autorun to Avoid Autorun Malware
    How to tell if a link is spoofed without clicking it
    Protecting your devices against Ransomware
    How to identify a fake anti-malware product
    Preventing Malware and being Resistant to the Dangers of the Internet