HSTC Internet Corner
The Internet is a great place for information--Unfortunately, it's also a scammer's playground. In order to stay safe on the Internet,
we recommend that you stick to the following rules:
- Don't click on popups - If a fullscreen popup demands that you call a number to fix a problem, it is a scam
- Always check web addreses - If a page looks different or seems off (numerous grammatical and spelling errors), don't trust it.
- If you don't know what it is or does, don't install it.
- Use two factor authentication where possible - This requires a device or piece of hardware you own in order to log into an account.
- If you weren't expecting an e-mail attachment, don't open it.
- Don't use simple passwords, and don't reuse passwords across sites.
- If you get a strange message on your computer after browsing the Internet, call our office or message us on Facebook and ask what to do.
HSTC recommends that you install an anti-virus program in order to protect your computer against malicious software. The following options are available:
We recommend the following software packages for advanced users or
whenever an aggressive approach to
malware detection and removal is warranted.
* Technically, CCleaner
is not an anti-spyware program but it does optimize
and clean your computer and possibly improve its
performance, sometimes dramatically. See the
feature list for more information.