2.) Don’t click on links sent through social media or in email from people you don’t know: Facebook is particularly prone to having private accounts hacked. Even if you think you know the person who sent you that “video” or link in a Personal Message (PM), don’t click it!
3.) When your browser is redirected to another website, get the heck out of there: When a new website pops up and you didn’t do anything to get there, that’s a bad sign. Close your browser immediately and then reopen. Also, don’t click on anything while you’re on that strange website.
4.) Use anti-virus/anti-malware software and keep it updated: As with your other software, most of the major anti-virus software gives you the option to get updates installed automatically. We recommend taking that option.
5.) Back-up your important files on a regular basis: Speaking from first-hand experience, any files you can’t afford to lose should be duplicated on at least one other hard drive. Sometimes those drives simply fail because of age, so this is a habit you need to develop immediately!