Protect your computer
Should I use more than one antivirus program?
Find out how more can mean less when it comes to antivirus protection. Learn which versions of Windows include antivirus software and what to do if you want to use a different program.
Watch out for fake Java updates
You may have heard reports about security alerts for Java with urgent warnings to update your software. Do you know how to get real updates and avoid the fake ones that could contain a virus?
Take the Real vs. Rogue quiz
Download a free Facebook app from Microsoft that features an interactive quiz to help you tell if a security warning is from your real antivirus software or from rogue security software.
Protect yourself and your family
Recover a hacked Microsoft account
Learn how to reset your password, and take other security measures if you think someone has hijacked your Outlook.com or Hotmail email account.
Watch out for prize scams
If you've received an email that says you've won a prize or a lottery, it could be fraudulent. Find out how to spot scams like this and what to do if you've already responded to one.
Secure your smartphone
Whether you use a Windows Phone or another brand, these tips can help you protect your personal, work, and financial information if your phone is ever lost or stolen.
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