Do I have to buy firewall/virus protection or is it already on my PC?
Some PCs come with anti-virus protection pre-installed, but before you depend solely on this solution, you should clarify what threats it protects against.
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.