Antivirus cont.

If you are one of the many average persons who is or has been attacked and you do not know what is legitimate or not we can give you a list of things you SHOULD NOT click and open

These websites listed here contain either malware, spyware or are generally fake and considered a bad idea to install.

http://spyrobot.org/

http://malwarepro.org/

http://antitrojan-pro.com/

http://www.adwarepro.org/

http://www.spywarepro.org/

http://www.antivirus-pro.org/

and

www.search-and-destroy.com

These guys are just grouped along with the rest of the websites and people you shouldn’t trust out on the internet.  They are actively spamming blogs with fake messages attempting to dupe the unsuspecting public to their website.  Find a good local computer service center if you are unsure and get solid support to avoid additional problems.

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4 Steps, before you go online…. and surf.

4 Steps, before you go online…. and surf.

According to Microsoft as described in this article there are five steps that one should take before going online(though we will only be covering four). Between viruses, spyware, malware, and trojans the internet is a nasty place and by following the steps below you can help, if even a little bit, protect yourself from it.

 

  1. Make sure that your Firewall is on and protecting you.
    Often times one might have their firewalls turned off or have then opened up like swiss cheese for lack of a better term. If that’s the case you are vulnerable to all the evils on the internet, now is that what you really want ?
  2. Get software updates.
    Software updates are a great way of keeping your computer up to date on the latest and greatest, and on all the newest security holes. when you update your software gaps in security are often closed, leaving your over all system typically more secure then it had been.
  3. Install antivirus software.
    This is one of the most important steps, Everyone should be familiar with what this program does … it stops viruses from intruding and infecting your computer system. Because a unprotected computer on the internet can be infected within moments of connecting it is highly recommended that you install an anti-virus program before you go online, and then update it as soon possible.
  4. Install anti-spyware software.
    Spyware now days sometimes is a larger problem then the viruses of the world, leaving your computer slow, unresponsive, or just plain not working. The helpful thing to do is to pick out a favorite anti-spyware program and just stick with it. Keep it updated and don’t neglect to run a scan every month or so. Below is listed some anti-spyware programs that we here at 1callservice find beneficial.

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