Note: If you suspect that you are infected, this isn’t the post for you. This is a post about being proactive.
The following are things that should not be scheduled, they should be done automatically, or whenever possible, with highest frequency.
1) Insure that you have anti-virus and anti-malware protection of some sort on your computer and that they are updated automatically. If an automatic update is not available for the free version of the software package you are using, then every time you turn that computer on, the first thing you should do is check for updates.
2) Insure that your computers OS is updated automatically and check for optional updates. Sometimes optional updates are really not optional. The are just put on hold because of their size. You need to schedule time for and activate these large updates at your earliest convenience.
Weekly Security Maintenance: