- Keep your browser(s) updated and patched, and set to auto update.
- Keep your operating system updated and patched.
- Use anti-virus and anti-spyware software and keep them updated.
- Install a firewall and keep it updated and patched.
- Keep your applications (programs) updated and patched, particularly if they work with your browser (such as multi-media programs and plug-ins used to enable running of videos, for example)
- Block pop-up windows, as this may help prevent malicious software from being downloaded to your computer. (Note that the process for blocking varies depending on the browser you are using. Please refer to the links below for specific details.)