Some virus, malware, spyware, ransomware, and rootkit infections can wreak havoc on a PC (while others can just be a major annoyance). They usually install without the user's knowledge in a PC's system and/or program files and slow its performance to a crawl, or can kill its operation altogether. Some of these are simply annoying while others can be malicious and cause serious damage to your software, system files, personal files, and entire operating system. Many are used to gain access to your personal and financial information. Even to steal your identity for their own nefarious purposes.
With today's 'always on' broadband connections it is virtually impossible to circumvent them all. *We use the most up-to-date software programs to scan for and remove all types of these 'little nasties' to speed up your system and relieve the stress they place on your computer's central processing unit.
*Although these programs do a very good job, the only real way to make sure that a system is 100% virus-free is to re-format the hard drive and re-install the operating system software.
Anti-Virus & System Security
Having an anti-virus program installed on a PC is critical nowadays, but for it to do its job correctly, it is essential that it regularly receives virus definition updates. The virus creators are working around the clock, and so should your anti-virus program.
There are many different brands and types of anti-virus software available today, both free and for purchase. But always remember the old axiom, "you get what you pay for."
If your PC doesn't currently have one installed, it is imperative that we get one to recognize, block, and/or remove any infections that could hamper its performance.
Upper Cape Cod PC Services will make sure that your PC has anti-virus installed and that it is configured correctly along with making sure that all your browser security settings are fully optimized.
Call us now for a free consultation on your system's security