Preventing a malware attack
Malware is malicious software that's designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorised access to a device.
The good news is malware’s much easier to avoid than it is to fix. Here’s what you can do to reduce the likelihood of a malware infection on your computer.
Update your devices
Always update your operating system and your apps when new versions are available. You can often set this up to happen automatically.
Enable or install an antivirus
Install antivirus software on your computer if you don’t already have it, and update it regularly. Scan for viruses regularly and clean up any infections straight away.