Our computers are an essential part of our lives, and we put a great deal of our personal and financial information on them. The idea of some stranger using your computer without you knowing is disturbing for many reasons, and it can be downright dangerous in some cases. Not to worry though, because there are some simple and easy ways you can tell if your computer has been compromised, if you’re not tech savvy. We will tell you about some of the most common scams that people fall for, and teach you how to make sure your email inbox is kept safe. You don’t want to blindly trust a program just because it claims to get rid of viruses; it might actually be a form of malware. With some awareness and simple setting adjustments, your computer can be made much safer than it is now.