From taking up hard drive space to tracking your online and network activity, spyware and viruses can cause these issues and many more. Do you know if your computer is safe? Make sure it’s as safe as possible with our managed virus protection.
Our endpoint antivirus program is cloud-based and fully adaptive to your system needs. We can configure the antivirus program to make sure that your security is as tight as possible without limiting you. Because the virus protection is cloud-based, it won’t bog down your system, either.
The best part—we can manage it all for you from a sensitive dashboard that delivers real-time data and alerts.
If you are running proprietary software, we can create a white-list of any trusted apps to make sure your protection doesn’t block any vital programs or functions you need to run your business. With zero-day threat updates, your devices are fully protected against malicious viruses, adware, spyware, and malware.
Virus and Spyware
Are you afraid you might already have a virus or spyware on your computer? Don’t worry. We can help rid your systems of all traces.
We start by taking a look at the hardware to ensure that the issue isn’t hardware related and to check for potential problems.
After hardware diagnostics, we begin removing offending infections. We then move on to junk file cleanup and computer optimization. This includes the normal maintenance routines people usually forget about, such as running disk defragmentation and disk cleanup tools. So, what you get back is a virus-free, freshened up computer.
We can also recommend upgrades and add-ons that will help the performance of your computer. Please call us or stop in if you suspect you have a virus or other infection.
How to Know
How do you know you have spyware or a virus? Many times, you won’t know. Those who are creating spyware want their programs to go undetected for as long as possible so they can stay on your hard drive to steal your information. But, if you’re paying attention to your system, there are signs you might notice.
A few signs that may mean you have a virus are:
- Your computer is running uncharacteristically slow
- Your hard drive suddenly has very little space
- Your browser has a new homepage
- Your browser has a new toolbar
- New programs suddenly start popping up or running
- You receive a virus alert from a program you haven’t installed
- Your email contacts receive a message from your email address that you didn’t send
- Your computer frequently crashes
- Your network is bogged down even though you’re not running anything
A few of these can also be signs of failing hardware, incompatible software, and more. But if you’re experiencing several of these signs, then most likely your system is infected.
Whether you’re protected or not, there are common precautions you can take to lower your risk for infection. First is to be careful about where you go on the internet. Never download anything from a website that you’re not familiar with. If you’re looking for information, make sure the sites you’re looking on appear credible.
Be careful when trusting programs that are meant to keep your information safe. Certain programs meant to keep your information safe can often be the target for hackers. They work to find a vulnerability in the program that they can exploit. Also, be wary of free apps. The makers of the app have to make money somehow. Sometimes, that’s by stealing your information.
Because our cell phones and laptops and desktops are all connected through Wi-Fi and apps and shared files, it’s vital to keep every device protected.