Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Computer Wellness

Well, the other day I wrote about being prepared for sickness, now I also want to remind everyone of computer viruses. Make sure you have a good anti-virus program installed. We have AVG that automatically scans every night looking for viruses. It is not as good as we thought! Our computer was infected by a virus claiming to be AVG stating that we needed to upgrade our program. It wouldn't let us visit any website; it would say they were insecure. It also stated that we need to click and upgrade in order to be able to visit sites again. I thought something about this was a little off so, I used another virus program to search for viruses. It found 17 that AVG didn't find. I gave the anti-virus site to others that were having the same problem with their anti-virus programs and one person found 317 viruses that their anti-virus programs didn't find.

This is a great anti-virus program to use: MalwareBytes. It is free to use and download. You only have to pay if you want to run the program automatically. In order to keep it free you have to start the program manually. Very easy to use!

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