Viruses are hazardous to the health of your computer… and your business or livelihood. While there was once a time when the only way you could be infected by a virus was by downloading software from an FTP site or by exchanging floppy disks, today’s viruses pose a threat of a much greater magnitude.
Why? Because in this totally connected world of ours, e-mail amongst other facilities, has made the transferring of information so incredibly easy… and FAST!
It’s pretty scary to think that you can get a virus simply by opening a funny e-mail that a friend sent you, by visiting a rogue website … or by opening a file that you’ve downloaded off the Internet.
However, if you protect yourself properly, it will go long way towards safeguarding you and your precious data.
One of the best ways to prevent viruses is by installing good virus detection/protection software. However, do not just install it and forget about it! New viruses are created every day, so you need virus detection software that will automatically update itself on a regular basis. Once a week, if not more frequently, is usually best.
There are a multitude of packages available from your local software dealer … or through Internet downloads. Be sure that you can get regular updates for the package you choose. Some even offer versions that will automatically update themselves every week by logging online, protecting you against the multitude of new viruses that are created every day!