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Up to date security software

Up-to-date security software is the best way to help protect your computer from malware.

Antivirus companies provide security software that is regularly updated to protect against the latest threats. 

Whatever security software you own, make sure you update it regularly.

If you utilise our Managed Antivirus then no need to worry, we are already taking care of this for you, if you would like to increase your protection with the compliement of MalwareBytes Endpoint Security.

 

Get the latest Software Update

New malware is written every day. Many of these threats target vulnerabilities in your computer software. Software companies regularly release updates that fix these vulnerabilities.

To help stay protected you should regularly update all your software. This includes programs like Java, Adobe and QuickTime.

You can easily keep all of your Microsoft software and third party software up-to-date by utilising our Proactive Monitoring Service.

 

Understanding how malware works

Malware authors use several common tricks to install their malicious software on your computer. Understanding the most common ways can help you stay protected.

  • Email – Malware often arrives on your computer in an email attachment. You should never open an attachment from someone you don’t know or if an email looks suspicious. Instant messages and requests for file transfers can also spread malware
  • Websites – Never open links to webpages that you don’t recognize or that are sent from people you don’t know. Malicious websites can install malware on your computer when you visit them.
  • Use caution – If you view a website that doesn’t look quite right, or unexpected things happen when you visit, close your browser, download the latest updates for your security software and run a quick scan on your computer.
  • Pirated software – Malware is often bundled together with pirated software. When you install the pirated software you may also install malware..
  • Social engineering – Malware authors often try and trick you into doing what they want. This can be clicking or opening a file because it looks legitimate, paying money to unlock your computer or visiting a malicious webpage. These deceptive appeals are known as social engineering.
  • Passwords – Attackers may try to guess your Windows account or other passwords. This is why you should always use a password that can’t be guessed easily. A strong password has at least eight characters and includes letters, numbers, and symbols.

 

Backup

The existence of malware reinforces the need to back up your personal files.

However, a local backup may not be enough in some instances, as malware may even go after backups located on a network drive connected to an infected PC.

Cloud-based backup solutions are advisable for business professionals and consumers alike, we also recomend an offsite image backup of all vital data.

For more information on chooseing your best backup soloution call and disuss your recovery plan.

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