Protecting Your PC from Infection

Most popular antivirus programs now include Adware and Spyware scanning for example the latest version is of McAfee Norton Antivirus Trend Antivirus Kaspersky Eset now automatically scans for Adware and Spyware, which means it runs in the background while you’re using your computer

ESET which is the one that we recommend and use extensively through our client base as well as ourselves in our office and personal laptops is ideal as it does run in the background, it does keep you protected both while using the Internet through a browser or using e-mail through outlook or similar and also when opening programs that you may want to install.

Most Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) have taken some steps to protect their customers from adware and spyware attacks by running scans on the internet traffic

Of course to take advantage of the built-in protection that the antivirus products provide you have to get the latest versions and keep the Virus, Spyware, and Adware signatures up to date.

Eset manages this daily so whenever you turn your computer on it is always checking to make sure you have the most up-to-date virus signatures that mean types of viruses there are literally thousands of these and this database is being updated daily. The software will also advise you via a popup down in the bottom right-hand corner that there is an issue or outstanding maintenance that needs to be addressed within the software. The software itself needs to be updated regularly as well and we suggest you do this when you do your Windows updates