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Viruses, Trojans and Other Malware

One of the latest problems you may face is becoming infected with trojans, keyloggers or other spyware. Numerous viruses and worms are still out to get you. Be careful. 

How can you prevent getting infected?

Turn on automatic updates for your operating system as well as applications.

Use an antivirus and/or antispyware program and keep it up to date.

Use a popup blocker. Popups behind your browser are often used to install malware.

Use stricter Internet Explorer security settings.

Block ActiveX installation.

Be careful of any programs you download. Free programs are often infected with malware. .

What if you do get infected?

There are many tools out there to assist you in removing an infection. Depending on how severe it is, the only solution may be to wipe the disk and reinstall. Call or email us for assistance.