What Can I Do To Safeguard My Data and My Family?
With so many seemingly evil people and programs floating around the internet, you may be finding yourself in confusing and perplexing situation. How do I protect myself from these intruders? Often times the easiest, best, and cheapest way to protect your computer is to be careful and cautious on the internet. Don’t click on what you aren’t sure about. Don’t look up seemingly casual things, like puppies, and expect all websites you would click on to be safe. In fact, greeting card websites are known to be the most faked, and most likely website to give you an infection, who would have thought?
Beyond being smart, what about when you can’t control where you go? What if Facebook itself gives can easily lead to infections (true) or if you need a download to run your program and you don’t know where to get it? The simple answer for that is that you need security. With an average of 378 Million cyber CRIMES per year, that’s over 1 million per day. More than likely, you will be infected at some point, but will you be ready? AVG, Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), Avast, and similar “free” antivirus companies, may offer you free software, but they rarely update their software, or their virus finding files. When they do, they are often incomplete and still missing thousands of the known attack software currently on the web. They simply just can’t keep up. There are many companies, Webroot, Kaspersky, Norton, McAfee, that their sole job is to find these infections and destroy them before it effects your daily life. These companies are professional and are proven to be FAR more effective than “free” antivirus software.
At ITI, we recommend Webroot for Home and Business security solutions. Webroot is currently the leading Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Company, and the only AV business to achieve an Edison “Personal Safety” award for being so effective on computers and mobile devices. Their super lite and advanced algorithms, keep your computer running quickly, while still keeping it 100% Malware free.
Whether you are looking to just browse the internet or run your business, security is now of top importance. Make sure you have a game plan for infections, and a process to ward them off. Otherwise, you may be a number in the 378 Million+ attacks estimated for 2015.