Run, don't walk, to your computer settings and make sure Microsoft Windows Defender Firewall is enabled.
The computer geeks will tell you that there are better firewalls out there - for example, we recommend SonicWall Firewalls to protect our small business customers. For high risk environments, a physical firewall from SonicWall is your best solution. Fortunately, you don't need Fort Knox.
For the average computer user, it is generally enough protection to ensure that Windows Defender Firewall is enabled and to ensure that your internet modem has its firewall enabled. As an additional layer of security, we recommend MalwareBytes Premium or Kaspersky Anti-Virus to our customers [Note: our customers get a discount on both products - call us for more info]. We are also giving away free copies of both products in our Grand Re-Opening Celebration!
This is a triple layer of protection that will discourage the average hacker or "bot" looking for vulnerabilities. Similar to a "Protected by ABC Alarm Co." sign in your yard, you want to scare the bad guys away from your computer.
If you are confused or have concerns, please call us at (505) 881-2333 to schedule a session to review your security settings. Although you don't need Fort Knox, you do need to have these basic settings enabled to protect your computer. Don't wait - call today!