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If you are newer to computers and just received a device during the holidays. And the first thing you did was take it out of the box; threw all your instructions away and any disks that were included; THEN "kapow" hooked it directly to the Internet... ahhhh, a thing of beauty.....eh? NOT!

There are too, too many defaults on your device/s that hackers and other nefarious types are aware of and DO Exploit!

If you did do what I noted above and have no one to help you, you might find that your shiny new toy is not a shiny new BRICK!

  • Immediately add an anti virus and anti malware app; preferably before to connect it to anything ... that is if you can.
  • Android users... you will have to access Google Play... so go there and get well regarded apps... you can check the reviews before adding
  • On PC have 2 User accounts. One for Admin and one for Standard. Only work on your daily stuff in the STANDARD USER. I see far too many folk have only one account on their PC and of course... that is the ADMIN account. Sooooo, if that goes down or hacked or catches fire... YOU then are SOL ! So SETUP a admin and standard user acct. Anybody else including the dog... gets a standard user account.
  • ONLY one or two responsible individuals should have access to a PASSWORDed admin acct. ! And that account should only be used to administer!!! OK, be safe out there... BTW, get your MSoft update and Flash update.

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