- WRITTEN BY Jorge Rojas POSTED ON April 9,2014
The Internet has grown to such a vast size that it in itself is like a world within a world. Some people live on it, and share their secrets far too openly. These people think themselves safe in a world that technically doesn’t exist, but there is a lot more danger involved with the Internet than some people realize. There are criminals everywhere, and they are just waiting for you to drop your guard long enough to swipe everything you’ve worked so hard to protect.
You Can Never Be Too Careful
No matter how careful you are, there’s always the possibility that you’ll miss something. You might know how to prevent viruses from entering your computer, but that doesn’t mean that hackers won’t find other ways of infiltrating your computing defenses. A single slip-up could result in malicious software building its nest inside your system. And once you have a pest problem, it takes a lot more than just repellant to get rid of it.
Downloading files is not the only way to receive a virus – something as simple as visiting a web page could result in an infection. Security patches generally keep hackers at bay, but eventually they’ll find a way to get through. In the event that they do, you want to be sure that you are protected.
A Good Antivirus Goes a Long Way
Having an antivirus software installed on your computer is the best way to protect yourself from a virus. It will find the virus before it causes too much damage, identify it, and destroy it. Think of it like getting bit by a poisonous snake; if you stop the contamination before it can do too much damage, it’ll be like it was never there in the first place (depending on the virus).
Why Not Have an Antivirus?
We’ll be honest with you – there is absolutely no reason you shouldn’t have an antivirus software installed on your computer. Old arguments no longer hold water. Antivirus software used to be extremely bulky and take up a lot of space. In fact, they often slowed systems down more often than the viruses would. That isn’t the case any longer – with the advent of new technology and faster computers, you hardly notice any difference in speed when using an antivirus.
Other arguments that people would make include those against ads and renewal subscriptions. For small businesses, there are enterprise solutions that run behind the scenes to ensure that these distractions do not happen.
With a good antivirus software, you won’t need to worry about getting caught unawares. If you don’t have protection for your system, call Tektonic today at (416) 256-9928. We can outfit your organization with a top-tier enterprise antivirus solution that won’t disappoint!
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