How can I protect my father from malware?

Episode 1331 (1:33:28)

Jim from Temecula, CA
Samsung Chromebook

Jim's dad gets bit by malware often and has to wipe his hard drive several times a year. How can he stay protected? Leo says a great option is to get him a Chromebook. They're more secure, simpler to use, and if all he's doing is surfing and email then a Chromebook is ideal.

What about using Office 365? Leo says that there's Office for Web and Google Docs to cover that. Now it's possible to use Android apps on the Chromebook, too. Samsung's new Chromebook is about $500. He can also get a Chromebox and use it with a large screen. There are all-in-ones, and Mac Mini style computer boxes that he could attach to a display.