Ed Bott ‘s Microsoft Report Blog over at ZDNet has a great article today detailing how to stay safe online. He outlines 5 steps everyone should be practicing when using the internet to keep your computer free of infection. Here’s an excerpt:

In any given week, I get dozens of requests for help. The #1 question of 2011? It’s no contest:

“How do I protect myself online?”

These days I’m getting that question in equal numbers from PC and Mac owners who are concerned about the best way to avoid being sucker-punched by social engineering attacks.

Many people think that security begins and ends with antivirus software. I disagree. Should you run antivirus software? As I’ve said before, if you don’t know the answer to that question, then the answer is yes.

Take a look: Stay Safe Online: 5 Secrets every PC (and Mac) owner should know

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