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The importance of up-to-date anti-virus and anti-malware software.
Friday, 10 June 2016 14:13

Antivirus and antispyware software protects you from having your data and passwords stolen. The data on your computer is may be vulnerable to attacks; all your personal information like your address, your credit card details, emails, and Facebook passwords can easily be violated in the absence of adequate protection. If you don’t use both anti-virus and anti-spyware software, you risk putting your data out in the open for others to access and use.

You can join our newsletter to learn more about ways you can protect your computer from theft or you can call us at (818) 995 – 3701 if you are looking for step-by-step instructions to set up a complete anti-malware software solution software for your computer.

Theft of passwords and personal information can lead to identity theft and potential harm to your clients. Why do organizations and tech-savvy people worry so much about antivirus protection? When using the Internet, especially WiFi, hackers may be able to access your computer. And they don’t need to do it directly - visiting the wrong website, or downloading the wrong attachment, can install a virus on your system. What can a virus do? A virus could send the hacker your personal information, allow them to hijack your email and social media accounts, or even give them complete control over your system. In short, if you don’t use an antivirus for your personal computer or your entire network, neither you, nor the people you deal with are safe.

Being denied access to your own systems for just a single day may cause you to lose business. When your computer is hacked or your information is violated, there is a lot that can happen. From harassing your clients, to stealing your identity, a hacker can even restrict your access to your own network. Just being denied access for a single day can cause you to lose thousands of dollars of business and this one day can hinder your growth and productivity for months.

Malware can also cause significant slowdowns and security threats. Malware programs often hijack your browser’s home page and search function, flooding your system with everything from unwanted ads to fake “registry cleaners” and “performance optimizers”. Far from helping, these “free” tools actually compromise your system even more!

We are experts at malware detection and removal, using professional experience and techniques to remove pesky infections that get around your current antivirus. Having spent a substantial amount of time protecting organizational networks and information, we have the right set of professional skills to remove annoying viruses, which find their way around your current antivirus.

We offer many services, including AVG CloudCare, an advanced antivirus and identity protection system that allows you to monitor, control, and protect your entire organization from one web-based central management screen. AVG CloudCare provides you real time updates on the presence of sneaky viruses and any attempts made to violate your network. This way you can ensure that there is an advanced antivirus protecting your network, consequently minimizing chances of identity theft and other mishaps.