Internet invaders, such as spyware, spam, Messenger Service pop-ups and phishing emails, can invade your privacy, damage your online experience and slow down your connection. Follow these six simple steps to spring-clean your PC.
- Frustrate spammers
Use AOL 9.0's powerful spam controls to help make sure your mailbox contains only the emails you welcome.
- Get firewall protection
All AOL Broadband members can download the firewall included in the subscription, to prevent unauthorised computer entry.
- Buy premium anti-virus
AOL already scans your emails and attachments for viruses - now you can reinforce the protection for your whole PC to include downloads and malicious files.
- Wipe out grey messenger pop-ups
Sign on to AOL and go to AOL Keyword: Computer Check-Up to run Computer Check-Up regularly. This will help your computer to run more smoothly, as well as getting rid of those ugly grey pop-ups.
- Banish Spyware and Adware
Download and run anti-spyware tools to help speed up your connection, improve privacy and prevent disconnects.
- Avoid premium-rate or rogue diallers
You can download a dialler without noticing, if you use another connection. Make sure you connect via AOL every time to help you avoid a nasty surprise on your phone bill.