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Check the online seller's price against the
estimated retail value of the software.
Whether it is being sold as new or used, if a price for software seems too good to be true, it probably is.
2. Make Sure It's Authentic and Read the Label
.Be suspicious of software products that do not
include proof of authenticity, such as original disks, manuals, licensing,
3. Install Anti-Virus Software.
Does your computer(s) have anti-virus software installed?
Most anti-virus software includes an automatic
update feature. Make sure it is activated.
3. Take special care to avoid sellers offering "back-up" copies.
This is a clear indication that the software is
4. Be Cyber Secure.
Report attacks on your PC to local law
enforcement agencies and the IT provider.
5. Check for Security Updates.
Security updates should be checked every 30 days for programs installed on computers and operating systems.
Allow for automatic updating and/or subscribe
to a notification service provided by the vendor.
6. Install a Firewall.
A firewall will protect your computer(s) from
unauthorized access to and use by hackers.
7. Report Piracy.
Buyers suspecting software piracy, counterfeit software and/or fraud
on auction sites should contact law enforcement
8. Install anti-spam and anti-spyware software on your PC.
Many scams are sold via spam, and often spam
also carries a malignant payload like spyware that allows snoops to see what
you are doing or even take control of your PC remotely and use it for their
own dark purposes. Anti-spyware scans your machine and gets rid of these cyber
pests that could cause identity theft.
do not opt into their newsletters if it is clear they will sell your personal information to other parties.
10. Before you give your credit card number to any commerce site
make absolutely sure it's secure.
Look for a closed PADLOCK ICON at the bottom of the screen or HTTPS in the URL.
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All the above software and documents are for use at your own risk.
"Always make a complete image backup of
your system before adding or removing any software"
You agree, as the user of these downloaded products,
to take full responsibility for any and all actions they perform.
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