Sadly, common sense alone isn’t enough to protect your Windows PC from malware – malicious software that disrupts your computer’s operations or gathers sensitive information about your online behaviour.

Hackers can attack your PC in so many different ways that employing several layers of anti-malware protection is the only way to keep your PC malware-free when it’s online. Here are seven steps to protect your computer from Malware.

Tip 1: Install, update and use anti-virus software

Tip 2: Keep Windows up to date

Tip 3: Turn on the Windows firewall

Tip 4: Use the latest version of your web browser

Tip 5: Don’t fall for phishing emails

Tip 6: Use the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

Tip 7: Still infected? Use a boot CD.