PC Security: Low-Hanging Fruit
Most "normal" people throw up their hands at the topic of PC security, overwhelmed and confused by the scope and complexity of it all. To be sure, it is a complex subject and one that many IT professionals struggle with in their daily work.
I find it helpful to admit that while you can't always do everything, you can at least do something - which is much better than doing nothing. Low-hanging fruit will be picked first; if your home is well-lit, with windows and doors locked and you have a dog, it's likely any opportunistic thieves will try another, more vulnerable home first.
With your personal computer, there are several simple and largely unobtrusive things you can do to move your "fruit" into the higher, less accessible branches. First, let's assume you keep your operating system and installed applications up to date.
3 - Force the use of https (SSL) connections for your webmail and social media accounts, which helps avoid issues when using public wifi hotspots.You can do this individually, or sometimes via a browser addon.