Can I get a computer virus using Wi-Fi?

Any time you connect to the Internet, you run the risk of getting a computer virus. Wi-Fi presents no greater risk than any other method of connecting to the Internet. The following precautions are recommended to avoid computer viruses:

  • Do not download software from websites or any other source if you are uncertain of its safety.
  • Do not open email from people you do not know.
  • Use anti-virus software and scan your computer regularly.

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1. What is WiFi?
2. Is the Library’s WiFi secure?
3. Can I get a computer virus using Wi-Fi?
4. Does the Library provide protection from viruses, spyware, or any other malicious software?
5. If I am having trouble with WiFi, where can I get help?
6. Will WiFi work on my Mac, Linux and other operating systems?
7. Do I have to subscribe to a service or pay a fee to use the Library’s WiFi?
8. Do I need special equipment to connect to your WiFi network?
9. How do I connect to the network?