How to protect your PC from viruses

Wednesday, 30 October 2002, 12:35 PM EST

Today, a worm or virus can arrive on anyone's machine through e-mail or an infected Web page. Before you lose a day's work to the latest malicious virus, follow these precautions.

This articles gives you 5 simple steps to secure yourself from viruses.

Step 1

If you run Microsoft Outlook, download Microsoft's Outlook Security Patch, either the Outlook 98 Security Patch or the Outlook 2000 Security Patch (which requires Office 2000 Service Release 1a). If you're running Outlook 2002, you already have the patch, so there's no need to download. Please note that this patch does not update Outlook Express.

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