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Ten Tips for Safe Online Holiday Shopping

CyberDefender Offers Safe Shopping Tips to Consumers

CyberDefender (OTCBulletinBoard: CYDE) , a provider of award-winning Antivirus Software, PC Security, PC Support, and Identity Theft prevention solutions, today announced its Top Ten Tips to ensure a safe online holiday shopping experience. The continued growth of Cyber Monday and online shopping for holiday purchases can be good for retailers, but bad for shoppers. With many fraudulent transactions and identity poachers preying on vulnerable potential victims, CyberDefender has created a list to aid people in their personal shopping security.

  1. Only visit trusted sites and complete a transaction when the Web address start with https://, because the ‘s’ means that the shopping site is secure.
  2. Comparative shopping search engines provide great price points, but remember to work only with credible vendors.
  3. Ensure that when visiting a Web site, they are certified by companies like the Better Business Bureau, BuySAFE, and VeriSign. Make sure the logos are ‘clickable’ to ensure that they represent active membership as fraudulent Web sites will just use their logo images.
  4. Regularly run virus and spyware scans on your PC.
  5. Restart your PC after scanning for viruses or spyware as the restart discards the malware.
  6. Emails from vendors or services like PayPal that are not personalized are usually of fraudulent nature.
  7. Use security toolbars that advise if a site is safe before making purchases.
  8. Keep your receipt and be sure to check your junk email folder if you did not receive an email receipt after purchase.
  9. Review the return policy before you purchase to ensure whether a product can be exchanged or returned.
  10. Pay attention to additional shipping fees that may increase the final cost of your purchase.

About CyberDefender Corporation
CyberDefender Corporation (OTCBB: CYDE) believes that its Internet security technology offers the earliest possible detection and most aggressive defense against Internet security attacks. CyberDefender believes that it is the only Internet security software company to combat spyware, viruses, and identity theft using a secure peer-to-peer distributed network (the earlyNETWORK™), enabling protection that is unparalleled in speed and flexibility. Products employing the earlyNETWORK™ include CyberDefender’s MyIdentityDefender™ Toolbar, CyberDefenderFREE™ 2.0, and CyberDefender Early Detection Center™ 2.0. All of these products are fully compatible with Microsoft’s Vista Operating system and available at www.cyberdefender.com.

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