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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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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Thoughts On Antivirus Software – Think Before You Click

The first question I hear from people is ” Which Antivirus Should I Use “ So let me state software is not the only solution because people still need to engage the area between their ears before clicking or tapping on their devices. Think before you click  When we combine the two elements of thinking about what we are doing and software this can make for a marked improvement in device security. There is no one solution that fixes and protects all. I protect and use all of my Windows 10 devices with Defender and before that Security Essentials so between that and some good common-sense computing habits , such as using Google Chrome with an Adblocker , I have been well protected.

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Do You Need A Paid Antivirus Solution ?

Selecting an antivirus solution is a bit like a lawyer when you get in trouble , if you cannot afford one , one will be supplied for you. Yes there are Free Solutions some of which I like and some I do not and ones that will let you down. Remember that it is your actions that will cause you to get infected with virus and malware. You do not keep your operating system up to date You do not keep your software up to date  You run an outdated operating system – outdated software You browse to an unsafe webpage that has infected ads on it  You click a link in an email that is fake You download from “so-called ” free sites – movies / tv / software – they will invariably come with infections  Lastly is the fact that you run as an administrator which means if you perform the above actions or just one of them that can result in infection because you were an admin you have given permission for the infection to run. The antivirus is the last thing in the list for you , that you have done everything wrong that it maybe… Read More

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