Family time is precious: there are only so many hours, minutes, seconds in a day. Of course, there are useful, productive, and necessary activities like work and school that take up a chunk of our time, there may be others that are not serving you, and taking you away from your family!
When you are not mindful of your cyber safety on your computer, your cyber world can be at risk and even endanger your family, causing undue loss of peace and stress buildup.
Once your computer is infected, or even neglected, because you aren’t completing the proper cyber maintenance, it will act strangely, blocking you from finishing a task or work, and causing you to miss out on family time.
Here are 3 specific ways you can tell it’s time for your computer to go through a thorough cyber tuneup:
Your computer is running slow:
Isn’t it annoying when the screen freezes or the cursor can’t seem to move? This is one way to tell there are problems beneath the surface.
Weird pop-ups appear all the time:
Pop-ups keep you from completing tasks on your computer, or even accessing your files! There are many different kinds of pop-ups, and some never leave, no matter how many times you click to exit out of them. This is a big warning sign that your computer could be infected with adware.
Your computer light is on and flashing when you are doing nothing:
This is especially scary, because your computer could be sending out information externally or the resources of your computer could be used in a botnet attack. If Cybermonsters were able to get access to your computer and install malware, they could also get their hands on all your sensitive information.
Do any of these signs sound familiar to you?
How much time have you lost because of a slow computer?
Have you missed out on something you enjoy because of a pop up that won’t budge?
Cybermonsters have many goals, but one thing is certain: Cybermonsters take you away from your family, because instead of spending time with them, you will be trying to fix unnecessary problems that could have been prevented by practicing basic cybersecurity habits to keep your family safe.
I encourage you to take action NOW! Only you can help educate and protect your family from the hackers, scammers, and Cybermonsters.
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