So What Is The Problem With Antivirus Software

  There is a problem with antivirus software and let me say especially the commercial products. Antivirus software lulls you into a false sense of security – consumers and businesses think that , if I install and have paid for an Antivirus product I will be protected and I can do whatever I want on my computer. This is wrong. Yes wrong. Antivirus products can and do have issues and are great at catching 6 month old issues , thats why they fail against stopping zero day infections in most cases and can cause issues with operating systems , including making them non-booting , slowing them down and breaking some aspects. Google Found Disastrous Symantec and Norton Vulnerabilities That Are ‘As Bad As It Gets’ DELETE YOUR ANTIVIRUS, SAYS EX-FIREFOX DEVELOPER — WHO CLAIMS IT’S WORTHLESS Don’t feel comforted by an antivirus’s security certification Webroot deletes Windows files and causes serious problems for users So what is the solution – you are , its about changing what is between your ears so that you make the correct decision on your Windows computer. It is about what you do and being careful. Keeping your operating system up to date Not clicking… Read More

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10 Steps To Follow For A Malware – Virus Free Computer

How much time and money have you spent in having your computer repaired because you have become infected with viruses and malware ? Infection from virus’s , malware can be avoided if you follow some simple BEHAVIOURAL rules. Remember if you get infected it is YOUR fault not your computer’s. The first point to remember is that running antivirus software will not prevent you getting a virus. Antivirus software is there in the hope that it “may prevent ” you getting an infection and once you have virus / malware on your computer it maybe able to remove it. Here are 10 points to follow that should mean an infection free computer. NUMBER 1 – Update  Update your operating system regularly. Turn on Automatic Updates on Windows and apply all critical updates immediately Check optional updates on a regular basis , they can in some cases trigger off critical updates. Microsoft issue updates throughout the month so check on the third week – you can find Windows update in the control panel for pre-Windows 10 computers or in settings on Windows 10 Windows 10 will ensure that updates are done – updates not working , you maybe infected NUMBER 2… Read More

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So You Decide To Change – Uninstall Your Antivirus

  So You Decide To Change – Uninstall Your Antivirus – how do you do it the correct way ? You do not want any part of the old antivirus left First do not do it through the Control Panel with add remove programs as that can lead to remnants left and will stop your new antivirus from working. You need to download the uninstaller from the company that made it. I have included some links below for popular anti virus solutions. Norton Removal Tool McAfee Removal Tool Kaspersky Removal Tool AVG Removal Tool Trend Removal Tool Avast Removal Tool Avira Removal Tool Then start your computer in safe mode Run the uninstaller – let it run – it can take time Reboot your computer – then set it to reboot normally – not in safe mode If you want to know whether it has been uninstalled properly in Windows 10 – see if Defender is now active. If Windows Defender is active and working – open it up in settings to check – you can install another one or do my preferred option – leave it with Defender If Windows Defender says it is not managing your antivirus –… Read More

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Bitcoin Emails & Woolworths Emails – Just A Scam

Have you received a Bitcoin email or an email from Woolworths. Should you click the links in these emails – the answer is NO – however many are getting tricked as they think Bitcoin emails are the way to quick money. So look at the images and take notice of all the places not to click in an email These emails should be in junk , so label them junk in your email program and just delete if they arrive in your inbox.

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The Latest Security Tip – Only Install What You Need

We all like installing software on our computers – trying software that we ” may ” use or leaving ” crapware” on our computers that came with our computers. It is time for this to stop. Install what you need , not what you might need or think you may use ‘ one day “. This is proving to be effective in many cases in protecting our devices and minimising the risk.

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