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AVG has issued a computer security checklist for parents in the lead-up to the start of the school year to protect kids from online threats and malware.

“There is much to learn and monitor when it comes to your children’s use of computers. With the many threats out there today and changes in technology, it can be quite a daunting task for parents to keep up. From our extensive knowledge of what is happening in the area of Internet security, we have compiled a checklist covering all the issues,” said Lloyd Borrett, AVG’s Marketing Manager.
“As parents and their children rely more and more on the information stored on home computers, I cannot stress too highly how vital it is to protect it against online threats or loss.”
The increasing use of laptops in schools means that the potential for infection or theft and the subsequent loss of schoolwork is quite high. Schools may have an open wireless network, which can leave laptops vulnerable to malware.
AVG’s strongest advice is to keep all security and backup software up-to-date and running properly at all times. 
“Viruses are being introduced so rapidly that most reputable security software vendors release multiple threat definition updates every day. Not only the operating system but all other programs and pieces of software on the computer need to be regularly updated,” Borrett said.
In addition, the checklist advises that children use Internet-based data backup to protect against lost work, and stay away from vulnerable peer-to-peer file-sharing networks.
To view or download the checklist, visit www.avg.com.au/resources/security-tips/
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