Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Computer (Internet) Security

There are numerous FREE internet security software packages out there, but are they enough to protect your computer (or device)?
They might be, but the threats are coming in from an ever increasing number of ways. Although most free products do offer a good range of protection against viruses, they don’t necessarily protect you from item such as boot sector viruses, or malware. They may or may not have additional items such as firewalls, parental controls, or content filtering. But that may be OK for basic use. If you are a business then most of the free versions out there aren't able to be used legally in any case.
And what if you find a virus with a free application, and it tries to clean it, but it doesn't work properly, who do you turn to? Google/You Tube! These are your options or to turn to your local Computer Support/Repair company to try to clean it for you (or worse case retrieve your data and rebuild the system)
Does it protect you from browser hijacking, and other Malware which is becoming more frequent on the internet today?
We have seen extremely good results in our Managed Anti-Virus, you still get a software package (Fully Featured) installed on your computer, but because it reports to a central panel on the internet, we can be alerted to the fact you have a virus, and if the system has managed to clean it for you! If it hasn't we can clean it for you (sometimes remotely), we can even tell if it hasn't been updated for a while, this is useful as one of the first things a Virus should do is to try and stop your anti-virus from working!
Don’t Worry it isn't some dodgy software either it is AVG Cloudcare for more details visit http://www.limbtec.co.uk/it-services/hosted-services/anti-virus or call us on 01752 546967.

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