Online Safety

How can I avoid getting a virus?

Web browserThere are a number of steps you can take to reduce the risk of your computer becoming infected with a virus.

You should install anti-virus software, avoid visiting untrusted sites, do not download software or add-ons that you do not trust, and do not open email attachments from senders who you do not know or trust.

Ofcom supports Get Safe Online – a joint initiative between the Government, the Serious Organised Crime Agency, and public and private sector sponsors.

Get Safe Online raises awareness of internet security, and helps individuals and smaller businesses in the UK to use the internet confidently and safely.

You can learn more and get online safety tips at the Get Safe Online website.