|Computer Guys for a virus free world|
Over time protection and attack technologies leap frog each other, outbreaks occur, Antivirus suites submit what they have learned and updates are issued, your protection product reads the update and you may be one of the lucky ones that is protected before that particular threat lands on one of your files.
That’s how it works, at any given time there are many, many threats either in the wild, currently propagating or waiting on your flash key, backup drive, systems restore point or even your digital camera. I know I fight these things every day, unfortunately we, the people (NOT ME) accept virus infections and spyware as a part of life and so are apt to be more accepting of their existence. At least that’s what the behaviour I encounter would make you believe.
Tell me when was the last time you proactively scanned all your digital media devices for infections?
I can bet that the percentage is very, very low. My point in the making is that we need to try to irradicate these vectors just the way that we, the human race have worked hard in our efforts to eradicate biological viral and bacterial threats.
So fellow humans go forth scan and delete, clean and quarantine. All the tools you need are out on the web see our page on free antivirus and choose your weapon. You may even care to invest or donate to the authors of same.
In an effort to assist in educating people further I have created a table that tells how over the last three years we at computerguys.com.au have changed and adapted the products we use and recommend. If your on the Gold Coast and you want assistance with cleaning virus and spyware from your systems give ma a call and tell me your concearns adn what you think needs to be done, I'll be more than happy to advise and assist.
Computer Security and network safety tips, Do's adn Dont's
- Use a secure, WPA internet connection.
- Don't give out personal information... Avoid opening attachments you can't trust for certain
- Use strong passwords, at least 12 characters, including letters, numbers and symbols - and change it regularly
- Delete suspect emails
- Use secure websites with lock icons and site seals.
- Change your credit card pin number regularly
- Check your credit card every couple of days for irregular transactions
PURCHASING GOODS ONLINE - TIPS FROM THE NSW POLICE E CRIMES UNIT:
- There are many advantages to purchasing goods online, however consumers should be vigilant as there is no tangible opportunity to view the goods before purchase
- Check the bona fides of the online company prior to making a payment
- Be cautious when providing your personal details online, including credit card details
- Never access internet banking from a link in an email
- Ensure your operating system is free of malware.
- If you have any suspicions about the site you are using, don't proceed with the payment
- Consider using payment intermediaries which can often be a safer alternative
- Regular update virus protection on your computer
- If you suspect any criminal activity, contact your financial institution and local police station immediately.
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