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Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and Your Identity Online

This monthly meeting of the Golden Gate Computer Society is free and open to the public. Tonight we welcome Bob Gostischa from Avast.

It is no longer enough to avoid suspicious websites to stay safe on the Internet. This presentation focuses on normal computer users, rather than "IT geeks," and clearly explains security myths, Internet do’s and don'ts, the evolution of computer threats, and more. Join presenter Bob Gostischa, as he simplifies, clarifies, and demystifies how to make your internet experience a safe one.

This talk will cover:
* Protecting yourself from virus, worms, Trojans and botnets.
* How to spot phishing attempts
* How to recover when your email account has been hijacked
* Social networking safety tips
* Software installation safety tips
* Features and benefits of Avast's free anti-virus program

About the presenter:
Norbert “Bob” Gostischa, after a successful career in banking, enjoys his retirement as an enthusiast IT security expert, most notably for Avast Software. Avast is the creator of Avast! anti-virus software. The Avast! website has a discussion and help forum, where Bob has been helping with security-related issues since 2004, having contributed over 16,000 forum interactions. Avast! is one of the most popular antivirus software in the world. Avast has been making security software for over 20 years and has more than 130 million users worldwide.

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