Thursday, February 18, 2010

Having Antivirus Does not Stop Malware

In a recent study of computers that went to a antivirus site it was found that almost a third of the computers with up to date Antivirus software had become infected.

What does this mean to you... It means that even though you think your are protected, you can and do still get virus's that work there way into your system.  What makes this worse is that once one of them gets in it tends to let others in as well.
I find it more and more difficult to protect your Windows computer.  Please read my other articles here about security and be vigilant.  Some signs....

  • A icon shows up in your bottom right screen that you have not seen before.
  • A program tells you that you have numerous viruses.
  • Your computer seems to be slowing down or locking up unexpectedly.

It does not matter whether you paid for the software or are using a free version.  No single antivirus can protect you from the constant barrage of bugs being sent your way.

So what are you to do...
Keep your antivirus up to date.  Watch your computers behavior and get help quick if you suspect you have a problem.

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