By Leo Notenboom
Virii & Spyware & Worms … oh my!
“Internet Safety” seems like an oxymoron.
It seems like not a day goes by where we don’t hear about some new kind of
threat aimed at wreaking havoc across machines connected to the internet. While
products other than Microsoft’s are certainly vulnerable, anti-Microsoft
sentiment coupled with the massive installed base make Microsoft products an irresistible target for hackers and “script kiddies”.
Here are some things you can, and should, do to stay safe.
Malware can mutate within minutes. If you’re infected, clean it fast and clean it completely.
First and foremost have a solid and reliable detection and removal program installed on your system. I use and recommend PC Matic everyday. It’s my first line of defense. I run PC Matic once a week and let it check for infections while it cleans and updates my system. The latest virus definitions are updated from our server each time I run the program. I know I’m ahead of the curve for detection.