Three years ago, I attempted to condense PC security into 10 steps you could finish in about an hour. After a recent false-positive on a virus scan, I returned to that advice and realized that those tips are sorely out of date.
I'll re-examine the first three tips here and will cover the rest in posts later this week.
Step one: Set Windows to download and install updates automatically.
I don't do that anymore. Windows updates often cause problems, so I set Windows to download but not install updates. Then I wait a couple of days before actually … Read more