Sadly, whether you enter sweepstakes or not, you must protect your computer from a wide range of malfeasance.

A truncated excerpt from How To Win Cash, Cars, Trips, & More!

Play Safe

One of the biggest concerns or reservations people tell me they have about entering contests and sweepstakes on the Internet is the possible dangers. They always ask if I get a lot of spam or viruses from entering online. I do not.

The sad reality of being connected to the Internet is you must protect your computer or mobile device, regardless if you are entering sweepstakes or not. There are many nasty computer viruses, spyware, malware, etc. that could infect your device, therefore you need to protect yourself.

When you are online you simply need to be aware of these hazards and ensure that you have the proper tools running on your machine to keep the threats out.

The information on this topic is vast, large, and very technical. There is an entire industry whose only purpose is to protect us against the “bad guys”. Not unlike a city that has a police force or a country that has military.

Be aware, while much of what you are about to read may sound scary, do not let it prevent you from using the Internet for sweeping. Yes, there are dangers but they can be managed. Driving in your car can be dangerous, but you don’t lock yourself in your house because of that, do you?

These are the most common problems you may encounter:

    • SPAM
    • Malware
    • Viruses
    • Spyware
    • Adware
    • Ransomware

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