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Shopping online, using email, or surfing the Internet shouldn't leave you feeling vulnerable to virus attacks, identity theft or other security breaches. In fact, most Internet security issues are easily preventable and only require a few updates to your computer.

 

Fix a Security Issue

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Spyware

  • My programs are taking longer to start
  • Pop-up advertisements are appearing.
  • My Internet home page was changed.
  • Take Action against Spyware
Virus
  • People receive email I didn't send.
  • Unusual messages display on my monitor
  • My computer performance is slow
  • Take Action against Viruses

Spam

Identity Protection

 


Parental Controls

Wireless Networks

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Internet Security Checklist

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Figure Depicting a checkboxComputer and virus protection

Use anti-virus software, firewalls and spam filtering. Regularly update your security patches.
 

Figure Depicting a checkboxEmail protection

Prevent viruses by not opening spam email.  Set up Email Filters.

Figure Depicting a checkboxIdentity protection

Use a password that is hard to guess. Visit secure Web sites when you are using your credit card online

Figure Depicting a checkboxRouter protection

There is potential security risk to many popular models of home routers; especially routers that are not protected by a strong password. 


Verizon Security Products

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Verizon Internet Security Suite (VISS)
  • VISS helps protect your computer from hackers, viruses, spyware, and other threats. View VISS General Support
     
  • VISS is available as a single package, which protects one computer, or a network package, which protects up to three computers.
Parental Controls
  • Verizon Parental Controls: Block access to certain websites and choose who can use the Internet and when. Download Now.
     
  • VISS Family Protection: Protects children of all ages from exposure to inappropriate content, social networking risks, strangers, and other threats. Learn More

Spam Detector
  • Catch unsolicited emails sent to your email account. Automatically deletes or moves spam email to your SPAM Detector folder. Learn more about Spam Detector
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