Related References

Computer users should always practice safe computing.  There is no better way to ensure safe computing than to use an ICSA Labs Certified Anti-Malware product designed for consumers.  ICSA Labs test products on a monthly basis to determine if they meet the minimum requirements for detection of malware in-the-wild.  

Anti-malware software is easy to obtain, install, and most importantly, maintain.  Once installed and an initial system scan completed, all you need to do to maintain your security software is to receive regular updates to your anti-malware software.  Keeping your operating system, browser, and anti-malware software up-to-date affords you excellent protection from malware.

To find a list of ICSA Labs Certified Anti-Malware software for consumers, click on the link below:

List of consumer anti-malware products

Related Consumer Information Links

Safe computing extends beyond just protecting against malware.  The following Websites offer information and guidance on cyber security, cyber safety, and cyber ethics.

The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. DHS sponsors National Cyber Security Awareness Month and "Our Shared Responsibility."

NCSA is the pre-eminent public private partnership, working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), corporate sponsors and partners, and nonprofit collaborators to promote cyber security awareness for home users, small and medium size businesses, and primary and secondary education.

OnGuardOnline.goc provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.

US-CERT  is the result of a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the public and private sectors.  US-CERT  provides a way for citizens, businesses, and other institutions to communicate and coordinate directly with the United States government about cyber security.  This site is a useful source of high level cyber security information.

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