In the everyday struggle of security online it’s harder than ever to really separate the fact from fiction when it comes to claims and realities of a really good Anti-Virus security program.
The truth is often harder to figure out than the advertising hype of the security industry so before you take any hasty actions and buy an anti-virus app, don’t do it yet, unless at least until you read these points on how to figure out the best fit for your computer.
The first thing you will want to figure out is who the anti-virus is for? The most common issue that is encountered is when someone buys anti-virus for their browsing habits, while the reality is that their computer systems are actually used by other people with different browsing habits.
If you share your system with others you might want to get a well-known ant-virus program as most times it is other users that usually impact your system. So next time you think about your computers privacy please make sure you take into consideration all of the users actions on your system.
Now that you know who and how they will be using your system you will want to find out what type of protection is best for you. The age old question is going to be paid vs. free. When you think about it the answer it really a no brainier :-). It costs money to keep up to date with the newest and most dangerous infections. Just like going into surgery you would want your team to have the newest and shiniest equipment possible right? Of course you would, not last year’s tools, today’s tools!
Just like in that operating room you want your anti-virus program to have the best technology and resources behind it. With more and more infections coming out you want to have the best protection, and that includes the biggest and best list about the latest infections. It is not always going to be the case, but it will be the most common theme that usually the best programs are the ones that cost money.
You shouldn’t think of it as a cost to protect your computer but rather buying piece of mind by investing in the best security you can.
Now that we know who will be using your system, how will they be using it, and the free v/s paid argument, the final thing to go over is when is the best time to get your anti-virus setup. If you are reading this and don’t have anti-virus then…. Right now is the best time to get yourself paired up with a great program.
Your security online is one of the Biggest aspects of being online. In the online world today there are many thousands, if not millions, of malicious lines of codes trying to gain access to your system, so just take the first step and get a great program to protect your computer or laptop while you are online now.
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