You are correct Jeremy, new malware and viruses are always being developed by the evil geniuses of the world. Although there is never a way to guarantee you won’t get hit by a virus, there are a few steps you can take to ward off infection.
Make sure you have antivirus protection installed: Many manufacturers include an antivirus program on new machines, but most of these are trial versions. If you don’t have an antivirus program or it has expired, download Microsoft Security Essentials. This free program integrates well with Windows and provides protection against viruses and spyware.
Your firewall needs to be activated: Windows includes a firewall with the base operating system. Make sure it’s turned on by going to the Control Panel and clicking on the Security section. Click the Windows Firewall link to access the firewall settings.
Keep your antirus program updated: Activating Windows Automatic Updates will keep your system updated and protect you against security vulnerabilities in programs and operating systems.
Don’t click on suspicious email links or attachments: check out a previous blog we wrote on this topic and click with caution. Links and attachments can be loaded with viruses.
Install real time Spyware protection: Spyware is not the same as anti-virus. You should have a separate program to prevent against spyware.
Call Teltek: We can evaluate your system and the precautions you have in place to make sure your set up is secure and bug free!
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