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How can viruses get onto your computer?
Through infected floppy disks.
By opening infected e-mail attachments.
By sharing an infected document across a network.
All of the above.
What is your most important defense against computer viruses?
Use antivirus software.
Take your cold medicine.
Never let other people use your computer.
Use Microsoft Update.
What is a security update?
A blind date with a computer guru.
A software fix to protect against the latest known security threats.
An area of a Web site where you go to get security news.
A resetting of your computer clock to make sure that you don’t miss important messages.
For greater security, which of these habits should you adopt?
Be careful when opening e-mail attachments.
Never open e-mail attachments.
Keep your computer in a sealed room without an Internet connection.
Update your antivirus software every six months.