EKGEO.com offers many opportunities to explore, create and collaborate. And to make the most from its features, it’s important to keep yourself safe and secure. Whether you’re a new Internet user or an expert of social media sites, the advice and tools here can help you navigate the site safely and securely. It is your personal responsibility to keep yourself safe and secured and EKGEO.com do not hold any role or responsibility.

1. Always use anti-virus software

Believe it or not, there are people who make living out of infecting computers with viruses. Once in a while they may succeed even if you follow safe browsing guidelines. The most important thing you can do for your computer is to regularly scan it with an anti-virus program. This simple step will help identify and eliminate any viruses as soon as possible, as well as limit the damage they can cause or prevent damage altogether.

2. Don’t fall for phishing scams

Publishing scam awareness has increased significantly over the last 5-10 years, but is still not at the level it needs to be. Scammers are getting more creative every day and coming up with scams that don’t trigger personal security //alerts in many people. In order to avoid phishing scams, make sure your email is with a trusted site that filters as much spam as possible. Never reply to e-mail or pop-up messages that ask for personal or financial information. Also, don’t click on links in messages, even if they come from a familiar source. Installing anti-virus and anti-spyware software will drastically reduce your chances of phishing scams making their way to your computer.

3. Don’t give out credit card numbers

Never give out credit card information unless you are visiting a trusted site. Stick with familiar vendors and use a third party “e-wallet” like Pay pal whenever possible. E-wallets keep your information safe and also give you a course of action to request a refund if the service or item you ordered was not delivered. Having a computer security package that includes identity theft protection will also give you an extra line of defence.

4. Do not download and run files from untrusted sites

The easiest way for your computer to get infected by viruses and malware is through files you download and run. The most common type of infected file is that with an ‘.exe’ extension. A lot of sites that offer ‘free’ software will actually infect your computer with a virus that can modify or delete important files on your computer. Because of this, it is very important to back up important files and documents. Find an all-inclusive security package that includes data backup so you never have to worry about your losing valuable information.

5. Do not visit malware infested sites

This should be self-explanatory, but if you go to a site where there are several pop-ups and suspicious looking links, get away from that site immediately! One wrong click could end badly for your computer. In the event that you stumble upon a site like this, accidently click something and notice your computer acting a little strange, please contact computer experts as soon as possible.

6. Do not share personal details in "Public" messages

Be cautious while sharing personal information to others and do only after your due diligence about the other person. EKGEO do not hold any responsibility of its member users.

7. Always share information that is not offensive to others

Always be cautious while sharing information on EKGEO. Pay attention that the information is not offensive or objectionable to others and may hurt their sentiments or beliefs. EKGEO do not hold any responsibility of its member users and the messages and at same time do not guarantee about others messages. “Objectionable” messages will not be displayed to member users those are selected that.

8. Tips to Parents

Please check the following website for more details about how to be careful with kids while using internet. http://www.webwise.ie/parents/advice-top-10-tips-for-parents/ The above list of safety tips are not exhaustive and EKGEO.com expects that its member users possess enough awareness of safety tips of using Social media.