Posts Tagged ‘virus’
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.
About a year ago, we posted an article about virus infection, “How to Help Prevent Getting Re-infected by viruses (Or Get Infected in the First Place.)” .
Todays blog post is a follow up to that. Here at Geek Easy we frequently get asked “How did I get infected?”. It’s never a simple answer so we thought we give you some general ideas of how it could possibly happen.
Like any other substantial investment such as a vehicle or a home, owning a computer comes with responsibility to maintain it in order for it to perform as it was designed to do. Unfortunately most computer owners are either uninformed of this, think its relatively unimportant, or just don’t have the knowledge to provide this maintenance.
By now, you should know that if you are on the internet, your computer needs to be protected from malicious viruses and malware/spyware. We mentioned some ways to do that in our previous blog post “Your Computer Needs You (Why?)”. Today, we’d like to expand on that some and answer the one question we get the most often: Which anti-virus is the best?