This Is Why I Do Not Like Free Antivirus Software
Finally here is the surprise of 2021, the Free software antivirus software is dead in the water. Well actually not “ok” is about the worst thing to say…
Background: In past years the big three credit card providers- Visa Card, MasterCard and eTrust- consistently asked us to download and install their free software as soon as we got home from the store. This is typically mean 2 or 3 days after the close of the website. So you can see the risk and potential punishes connected with keeping this software on your computer. Masters and minors are prohibited from installing this software and are mandated to scan their computer daily for this purpose.
What I have been telling companies and individuals for years now, is that they are risking way too much in having their computers connected to the Internet without using proper safeguards. This is why I have designed and produced Haswell Solutions, which use multimedia tutorials to teach the basic skills users need to know how to protect their computers and captured footage to show any problems quickly and easily.
DVDs and installation specialists now deliver full versions of their products, at a fraction of the price they used to charge and they should know that it is very likely that those customers will return to their former credit card firms and if they do not like the services they get then they can drop them without spending any money. Credit cards are becoming a thing of the past and the reality is that if your computer is not protected it will be caught between the big three when it comes to identity theft. Once a criminal gets your credit card number they can do pretty much anything they want with it.
RELATIONSHIP OF HACKER TO YOU
In my line of work, I have seen many times when a hacker has connected a computer to the Internet they have also installed a myself, usually without suspecting on their part that there is a computer connected to the Internet.
As an average computer user, you may not be aware of this, but when you go to websites, the hackers can use your computer as a staging-off point to scan the Internet for any vulnerable computers. With each click of a mouse they are able to pinpoint your exact location. With all the cookies and other files on your computer, they have easy access to your e-mails, passwords, credit card information and other personal information.
1. Why Do I Need Online Antivirus and Firewall Services?
Do you need to service your computer to run effectively? If so, then you definitely should. If you have a family, then you should consider joining a family firewall and antivirus service.
E-mails are the most widely used method of spreading viruses, so you should consider having your e-mails scanned and cleaned every week. You can also subscribe to an e-mail service that provides you with the tools necessary to keep your computer safe from virus infection.
MALWARE: The term malware is short for “malicious software”. Malware includes viruses, worms, trojans, spyware and adware.
2. What Can Malware Do to Your Computer?
They can cause your computer to do anything from admitting to people in your e-mail address book that you are actually your mother or father, to planting a “backdoor” on your computer that can be used by a hacker or other malicious person to steal your information.
3. How to Kill Malware?
You can remove them from your computer manually or by using an removal tool. To manually remove it, you need to:
1. Search your computer in search for a file with.exe, adb, or acm nation.
2. Right click on the file, and then select properties.
3. Select the Security tab.
4. Click scanning.
5. When done, you will see a list of infections that Malware has made on your computer.
6. Review the infections and choose the ones that need to be removed.
7. Click remove once clicked.
8. List of infections may not show all infections that are present on your computer.
9. After removal it is recommended that you do a virus scan again to make sure that no malware is still on your computer.
10. Some on the market now will offer automatic scans. This is a great feature that can help you remove any malware in your computer quickly and keep it safe from future threats.
If you are diligent to address all the above, you should have no problems securing your computer from malware.
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