Viruses are Spreading Every Day
With more and more hackers getting into virus design plus existing viruses mutating and changing to avoid detection and removal, it’s getting harder and harder to keep your computer clean. We have excellent anti-virus and anti-spyware software in addition to other tools that can often remove any traces of viruses and spyware from your computer.
Worse case scenario we can always save your data and reload Windows so your computer is like new.
Install a Reliable Anti-Virus Program
From the first moment you turn your computer on, you should have a trusted anti-virus program by your side. Even if you have a machine that isn’t hooked up to the Internet, a reliable anti-virus program is a low cost and common sense addition to any machine. Camtech Computers can recommend the best anti-malware for your computing needs..
Never Open Email Attachments Without Scanning Them First
The most common way viruses are spread throughout the Internet is still via email. Some attachments, like pictures, now display in emails and don’t require an attachment to be manually opened, but other documents do. Make sure you use an email client that scans all email attachments before you are allowed to open them. This will help prevent computer viruses from getting a foothold on your machine.
Set up Automatic Scans
Many of the top anti virus programs, as well as the best anti-spyware programs, now have settings that will let them automatically run during down times or in the middle of the night. Let the experts at Camtech help you with your anti-virus settings.
Watch Your Downloads
Part of the fun of the Internet is downloading music, movies and other items. However, since these downloads are so massive, it can be easy to sneak a virus along for the ride. Only download these files from trusted sites that you can count on, or, at the very least, scan them before you open them.
Updates, Updates, Updates
There is a reason why Windows has a feature called Critical Updates. There is an entire branch of Microsoft dedicated to staying one step ahead of the hackers out there so when they manage to fix a possible security loophole, you need to download the patch right away. Help Microsoft help you prevent computer viruses from causing too much trouble.
Stay Away From File Sharing
It is so secret that you can download illegal, cracked versions of some programs online. As tempting as it may be, these files are almost always infested with advanced and difficult to detect bugs. Play it safe and get your software from the source.