Posts Tagged ‘antivirus’
I’m sure you’ve heard the horror stories. A colleague clicked on something he shouldn’t have and now all of his files are encrypted. A family member opens an unknown email and now pop-ups are appearing all over the place. A friend downloads “a free movie” and now can’t access her WiFi.
Mac Defender and variants of the latest Mac malware
Normally news of major Internet virus threats is exclusive to Windows, but not anymore. Word of the Mac Defender variants has spread faster than the malware itself, and it’s sparking bits of controversy on the web. From debates about the security of Mac OS as a whole, the need for antivirus software on Macs, and Apple’s response to Mac Defender, there’s probably been more written on the subject in the past few weeks than anyone would care to read.
But given that Apple computers are probably the most common manufacturer of PCs we repair, we thought it might be nice to summarize what’s being said on the subject.
Viruses are the scourge of the Internet – whether you’re enjoying social networking sites, responding to email, or just stumbling upon things – there’s always the chance of contracting this week’s new security threat. Knowing how to deal with potential threats and having the latest protection against them are the best way to defend yourself against malicious software.