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How to Protect Yourself

  • Don't open email from strangers or attachments you weren't expecting—especially attachments with .exe extensions
  • Back up important files on floppy disks, Zip drives, or other storage devices on a regular basis, so that they can easily be replaced if a virus wipes out your hard drive
  • Install the newest antivirus software on your computer, such as Norton Anti-Virus 2000 or McAfee Virus Scan for Windows, or Virex for Macs
  • Check your software vendor's website regularly for updates that will protect against viruses and worms—like the Love Bug—released since your antiviral software was written

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