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Test Your Computer

If your computer system is not adequately protected it may be easier for hackers and intruders to break in and access your personal and financial information.

That's why it is recommended that you use available online tools to regularly test your computer for security vulnerabilities. Some examples of available tools and security products which may assist you in the detection and/or removal of malicious software (malware) are:

Tool and /or Website** From
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Malwarebytes
McAfee Products McAfee
Products & Services Norton by Symantec
Secunia Personal Software Inspector Secunia
Bluecoat K9 Web Protection  Blue Coat Systems

**Please note: The above links to security tools are provided for information purposes only, and should not be construed as an endorsement of the product or service or the company offering it.

Be aware of the risk posed by installing software or files from unknown sources. Avoid downloading programs and software from sources you are not familiar with. These programs may contain viruses or other malicious code that could cause harm to your computer or be used to steal private or confidential information like account numbers and passwords.

Make it a rule-of-thumb to never install something from unknown sources that you haven’t first researched yourself.