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Questions about scam emails

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I opened an email that was one of those scam emails that want you to send money to Nigeria or something...you know the kind. I have an account through Yahoo & was wondering if I needed to be concerned about it possibly infecting my computer. I run AVG anti virus, a few spyware guards, and I use Mozilla Firefox. Is there anything else I should be doing to prevent anything from happening to my computer! I read that these emails can allow the con artists to access my computer & get credit card numbers I have entered and other personal information. What can I do to make sure I am protected now & in the future?
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Hello and welcome to geekstogo,
To be sure that you are safe you can do the following things,
1. Be sure that your anti-virus programme is always up to date.
2. Be sure that your comptuer is up to date via www.windowsupdate.com (you must use Internet Explorer)
3. Be sure that your firewall is enabled. Start->Security Center->Firewall (be sure that you are the admin of your computer)
and 4. If an e-mail contains an attachement from someone you don't know simply deleat it and be done with the possible threat. However as long as you don't go to any links provided or open any attachements you should be fine, even if you do accedently open the e-mail.

hope this information with be of use.
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    The Leather Lady

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If you use Outlook Express, turn off the Preview Pane.

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