As computers and computer software have become more sophisticated, so too have computer viruses, worms and spyware. Despite improvements in anti-virus and anti-malware software, identity theft and hackers pose a greater threat than ever.
Unless your computer and network security are completely up-to-date, security compromises are highly likely. This is especially true when several members of the same household are using social networking sites.
However, some security problems may be no-one’s fault. For example, a hacked computer from one of your children’s friends or from a business associate may provide a portal to your email addresses, credit card numbers or other disturbing pieces of information such as addresses and family photos. It is wise to periodically make sure your computer is “clean.”
In addition, people sometimes feel that an out-of-date anti-virus or anti-malware program is “just fine” because their software has not shown anything to be wrong. They fail to realize that as viruses, worms or other types of “bad ware” have been developed that may be beyond the capability of an outdated security system to recognize them.
A security lapse, even for a few days or even a few hours, is more than enough to compromise your computer’s defenses. A security lapse may potentially affect the entire network.
If you suspect your computer has a problem or even a threat resulting from a security breach, it is important to contact Geeks On Call as soon as possible. Our experts have the most up-to-date; most sophisticated anti-virus software along with affordable Security Solutions to make sure you will not have problems in the future.
To learn more on how Geeks on call can help you with anti-virus and internet security solutions please call us today at 1-800-905-4335 or click here to schedule a service.