Available to Cognitivology consumers at no additional cost, Microsoft Security Essentials is the industry certified, anti-malware solution that helps address the ongoing security needs of genuine Windows PCs — helping protect them from viruses, spyware and other malicious threats.
Microsoft Security Essentials is easy to get directly from Microsoft.com and setup is simple with no complicated registration process or personal information required. Microsoft Security Essentials provides you with real-time protection that runs quietly in the background enabling you to continue using your PC without constant interruptions.
And since it updates automatically, you can feel safer knowing that your genuine Windows-based PC will always be protected by the latest advancements in security technology.
The federal government and the technology industry have teamed up to create OnGuardOnline.gov, a new site to help you guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information. You can minimize the chance of an Internet mishap by adopting OnGuard Online’s seven practices for safer computing.
The helpful content at OnGuardOnline.gov includes tips, articles, videos, and quizzes. It tells where to report spam or a scam, and how to sign up for periodic computer security alerts. And OnGuard Online’s phishing, spyware, and spam scams quizzes will help you figure out how savvy you are about computer safety.
We hope members of the Cognitivology. community will help fight Internet fraud, scams, and identity theft by using the tips at OnGuardOnline.gov and sharing them with family, friends, and colleagues
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