Quiz: Is your computer safe from viruses?
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Is your computer safe from viruses?
By: Bambi Turner
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About This Quiz

Just as a cold or virus can wreak havoc with your body, a virus can turn your computer into a useless heap of metal and plastic. Fortunately, for every devious program dreamed up by hackers, there's a computer pro working hard to come up with a defense. Take our quiz to see if you know how to keep your computer safe!

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What should you do when you've finished using a public computer, like one at the library?
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What is junk email often referred to as?
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Which of these services is designed to protect your computer from viruses?
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What are phishers looking for?
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What's the minimum number of characters you should use to create a strong password?
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8
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What is the only way to ensure your computer is 100 percent safe from viruses?
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What rule of thumb do IT pros use when backing up data?
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Which of these programs helps to block viruses and keep your computer healthy?
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Which of these is a term for a computer virus disguised as a legitimate program?
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Which of these viruses runs in the background and sneakily spreads from computer to computer?
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Which kind of virus locks up your computer until you shell out cash to the bad guys?
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What does it mean when you see "https" in the address bar for a site?
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Which of these should you avoid when reading email, in order to prevent viruses?
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Which of these skills is most important when it comes to avoiding scams and computer viruses?
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Which of these do you use to access the internet?
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How does two-factor authentication impact your computer?
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Which of these viruses monitors your online activities and tracks your data?
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Which of these is NOT necessarily a sign of a computer virus?
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Which of these is another word for an update?
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What are those little pictures on your desktop called?
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What is the most common computer password in the U.S.?
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Which of these is a sign that you have a virus?
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