Solutions Through IT

June 15, 2011

Keep your anti-virus current. Stop spyware, virii and more from infecting your computer!

Filed under: Antivirus, Malware, Security — solutionsthroughit @ 12:38

A while ago I was recommending that people install antivirus – even if it was a free product.  From the number of machines that I’ve seen, this isn’t good enough any more.  You need to have a decent product, and more importantly, 3rd party applications such as Adobe Reader, Flash and JavaScript UP TO DATE.  You also need to ensure that you run Microsoft Updates regularly.

This reduces the common flaws in software that allow ‘the bad guys’ to install malicious software on your computer that can monitor your passwords, bank accounts (taking your money) and sending out spam and generally messing your computer up, causing costly repairs and downtime.

Stay safe!

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