Online Safety

Do I have to update my anti-virus or firewall?

Web browserIt is recommended that security software is updated regularly.

This is because the manufacturers of this software frequently update the programmes in order to cope with newly-developed threats.

Updates can usually be downloaded, and users are sometimes prompted by the software supplier if it is evident their computer is not protected against new security threats.

For more information on staying safe online, visit the Get Safe Online website.

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