Secure your digital life: Learn how to protect yourself online

Empowerment through Knowledge: Discover How to Protect Yourself Online from virus attacks!

Security Awareness

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What do you mean by protecting yourself online

Cyberattacks can cause a great deal of damage to your computers and business. Such attacks occur by installing ‘malware’ or malicious software on your computers. Once installed, such malware can be used to steal your personal information or penetrate into your office network. Your device can also be used for making fraudulent bank transactions. For this reason, you need to learn how to protect yourself online.

As you go through the Defend Yourself Against Viruses course, you’ll learn about the simple things you can do to defend against such attacks.

First, we’ll introduce you to what malware is, what they look like, and how it spreads.

Then, we’ll look at the two main ways malware spread – Web surfing and emails. You’ll learn to recognize risky emails, malicious web pages and poisoned search results. Along with this, you’ll learn about other ways malware spreads, including mobile malware, USB drives, and social networks.

As you go through the course, you’ll also learn how to protect yourself online from such attacks. We’ll share what actions you need to take, and how it helps protect yourself.

Course Description

CategoryInformation Security
Course NameDefend Yourself against viruses
Duration30 mins
Certificate IncludedYes
Languages English
Course TypeInteractive online training
FormatLM-light, SCORM 1.2
Supported DevicesDesktop/Laptop, Tablet, Phone
Last UpdatedJune 30, 2021

What you’ll learn

  • What is malware, who creates it, and how it spreads 
  • How web surfing and emails can spread viruses, and how to prevent this from happening
  • Other ways that malware spreads
  • Hoaxes, scare ware, and rogue security software
  • Main preventive measures against viruses and what to do if your computers get infected.


  1. Defend yourself against malware
  2. Structure of this course
  3. Introduction
  4. What is Malware?
  5. Who would create malware and why?
  6. What damage can malware do?
  7. How does malware spread?
  8. Common methods of spreading
  9. How can we defend against malware?
  10. Malware, web surfing, and email
  11. I thought it was a safe website
  12. Anatomy of a drive-by download
  13. Emails spread viruses – Phishing and spear phishing
  14. Emails spread viruses
  15. Example of a virus spread through email
  16. How to deal with attachments
  17. Recognizing attachments
  18. Poisoning search results
  19. Other ways that malware spreads
  20. Phone app malware is here in force
  21. Shared disks spread viruses
  22. Using social networks
  23. Working on your office network
  24. Peer to peer networks and instant messaging 
  25. What are hoaxes?
  26. What are scareware pop-ups?
  27. Beware of rogue security software
  28. What are ransomware and wipe-ware?
  29. Why is it important to update your software? 
  30. Why is it important to backup your files?
  31. What to do if you get infected?

Who Should Attend?

  • IT security staff who need to expand their understanding of their attack surface
  • System and network administrators who want to defend their systems against social engineering attacks
  • Staff members that use PCs, laptops, and mobile devices to connect with the office network

Why emPower

100s of customers

  • 14+ Years of experience in working with small to large businesses from different industries
  • 95% customer retention

Customer Experience

  • 24x7 dedicated support and toll free number
  • 99%+ guaranteed uptime

Extremely Cost-effective

  • As low as $0.99/user/yr
  • We will match or better the price of your current LMS

Effective Courses

  • Each course is 20-40 min long to ensure engagement with quizzes and certificate
  • SCORM 1.2 Compliant


  • No setup costs
  • We deploy your customized solution in less than 48 hours

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Every time you connect to the Internet, you are at-risk of getting infected with viruses. So, ensure that your device has fully updated anti-virus software to watch your back. Similarly, use caution, when opening attachments or clicking on links sent to you in email.

Firstly, install antivirus software, and keep it updated. Secondly, be careful with your emails. Never open or download unscanned attachments. Check links before opening them. Thirdly, when online, only visit https websites. And finally, be on the lookout for phishing websites.

The most important step that you can take is to have reputed antivirus software on your device. And, keep it updated. Reputed antivirus software providers continuously update the software to account for newly identified viruses.

The most important thing is to use reputed antivirus software on all your devices. Similarly, protect your modem. Second, use only genuine copies of the software, and install an update as soon as it’s available. Never install fake copies of software.