Virus Alert

How to Take a Byte Out of Virus Threats

Here at Computer Corner, we encourage you to protect your computer from harmful viruses that can wreak havoc in your software and life. While there is no foolproof way to keep your computer 100% safe, these programs are designed to minimize threats while you go about your daily business online.

In our last blog post, we gave you three layers of security to help protect against vulnerabilities. Today, we want to talk about our top pick for virus software that will provide even more security against attacks. 

Here at Computer Corner, we encourage you to protect your computer from harmful viruses that can wreak havoc in your software and life. While there is no foolproof way to keep your computer 100% safe, these programs are designed to minimize threats while you go about your daily business online.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is our top pick of software that scans and removes malware quickly and easily.

NOTE: many of our long-term customers know that we have recommended Kaspersky Anti-Virus for more than ten years. This is still really good anti-virus software. In fact, it is consistently rated as one of the best options available. We added Malwarebytes last year for those that want protection against malware in addition to protection against viruses. But concerns about the Russian invasion of Ukraine have prompted us to help our clients switch to Malwarebytes, if desired. Call us at 505-881-2333 to discuss your options.

In today’s digital world, where much of our lives are spent on a computer, whether working, for school, or entertainment, we are all at risk for a virus. Scammers are getting trickier in their phishing scams and sometimes when we think something is safe, we click the wrong thing, accept the wrong request, or say yes, when we should say NO. We invite invasion from a virus by downloading a file, clicking an attachment in an email, or clicking a link we haven’t verified is safe. Before we know it, we are infected. 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software can detect, disable, and remove malware from your computer. It also blocks adware, popups, ransomware, browser redirects and more. It can block sites that have been infected with Malware and you may not realize, but the website itself doesn’t have to be malicious to be infected!  Malicious intruders infect any kind of website they can, not just the ones you would suspect. 

There is a free version available, although it does not offer the full automation and access that the paid version offers.

If you don't currently  have an anti-virus program, we encourage you to stop by Computer Corner today! We can help you purchase and install Malwarebytes onto your system.

If you have questions about your protection needs, contact us today at www.compcorner.com or call us at 505-881-2333.

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