Having an up to date operating system such as Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (you can find your version by right clicking on My Computer, then left clicking on Properties) is a great start to keeping your computer safe from a internet virus,
Actually running an Anti Virus program really steps up the protection. BMI offers a great value on AV at just $2.00 per month or $20 per year, please visit our BMI Desktop AV page for more information.
Another great tech tip is to keep the latest versions of Spybot Search & Destroy and AdAware SE on your computer and run them weekly. This will help keep spyware to a minimum, if not completely removed. BMI will support all of these programs. You can get these FREE at BMI REWARDS