Malware is a virus or malicious code designed to steal your personal information or hijack your computer, tablet, or mobile device.  Malware can find its way onto your device through an email, a website, text message or instant messages.  In most situations, you don’t know it is happening. Popup ads that appear without an open browser, warnings from a security program that you never installed, or navigation that redirects your browser can all be signs of malware.

Best Practices to Avoid Malware

  • Keep antivirus software up-to-date on all of your devices.
  • Maintain current updates for all of your devices.
  • Only download apps from trusted sources like the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.