Over time you may wonder if your personal or business computer is actually “safe”.
Antivirus software helps ensure your personal and business computers are safe when you are surfing the web, buying online, etc.
This runs hand in hand with a lot of the problems many businesses are facing with internet security.
Up to date anti-virus will give you the peace of mind needed.
Many hackers will use “hidden” programs that will run in the background of the computer. Saving keystrokes of your keyboard and detecting your passwords and even worse your card details. Antivirus will keep up and detect these pieces of software from running or installing on your machine.
Some hacking programs can actually be even worse than just holding your card and password data.
Meaning they can actually run on your PC and send out spam emails using your machine as a “go-between”.
An example would be the NHS hack back in May 2017, called the Cyrptovirus.
This is a program that installs itself on your computer.
Encrypts your files which then requires you to make a bitcoin payment to unlock everything again.
The encryption used in these attacks cannot be unencrypted easily or even at all.
Most Antivirus programs have been updated to offer this protection as part of the subscription.
Many of the hacker’s programs will also be able to connect to other machines internally as well.
Meaning it can take down a complete network within 1-2 minutes.