Some infections are just annoying – but others can be potentially ruinous. It is vital that you protect yourself against them. There are many anti-virus and anti-spyware programmes on the market. We can assist in selecting the right one for you, as well as installing it properly and making sure that your protection is regularly updated.
The hackers, of course, are constantly dreaming up new ways to get round anti-virus programmes. If you do find you’ve been infected, you should shut down your computer to prevent the virus spreading and only turn it back on again when you are ready to perform a virus cleaning operation.
Hackers operate by scanning the Internet for connected PCs with open ‘ports’ through which they can enter your computer. To stop them, you need a personal firewall. This monitors all your open ports and warns you when a programme is trying to access one of them via the internet.
We can supply and fit a firewall for you and then show you how to use the software correctly and interpret any error messages that appear.