Keep your operating system, security suite, and programs up-to-date
A security suite should protect your system from viruses, malware, spyware, and network attacks. These days, a product that provides just anti-virus only isn’t enough. Not all malicious programs are viruses. Some programs present themselves as useful, but are spyware. For example, a program that offers to alert you to discounts or deals, but also monitors everything you do online. Your security suite should detect that and disable it.