Articles tagged: antimalware
It’s tempting to think more is better when it comes to security software. In reality, too many can cause trouble.
Even with up-to-date anti-malware tools, you can still fall victim to malware. I’ll explain why by comparing your computer to your… bathroom?
There just isn’t a best. Knowing that will (hopefully) lead you in a safer direction.
A full-image backup is still the best defense against ransomware. But what if your backup gets encrypted? I’ll look at the likelihood of that happening and make some recommendations.
My recommendations for specific security software and techniques to keep your computer, and yourself, safe.
If that large file is a backup image, then maybe your anti-malware tool knows what I know… that there’s no point in scanning it.
If you follow a few security measures it’s perfectly safe to uninstall an old anti-malware program and then install your new choice.
Quarantine gives you the option to “rescue” files you might want. Of course there is one way to make sure you always have an extra copy of everything…
Sure, you can cover your webcam with tape. But that won’t solve the real problem… you’ve got malware on your computer!
When Microsoft stops support for XP your computer will keep working. The big problem is unsupported vulnerabilities.
Typically there’s no need to be terrified of clicking on images… as long as you know what to look for and how to manage your protection.
It’s best to uninstall old anti-virus software before installing a new one, assuming you make sure to stay safe during the transition.
When you install a new anti-malware tool on a machine that has similar programs already, you may see a warning about possible conflicts. Basically, you have three choices to continue.