Articles tagged: antivirus
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.
My recommendations for specific security software and techniques to keep your computer, and yourself, safe.
Anti-malware tools have never been 100% solutions – but, despite what we hear on the news, they are far from dead!
If you follow a few security measures it’s perfectly safe to uninstall an old anti-malware program and then install your new choice.
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 support for XP ends, you may find yourself open to unpatched vulnerabilities. Having an updated anti-malware tool is your first line of defense.
Malware not showing up in the Add/Remove Programs list doesn’t surprise me at all. After all, malware’s success is based on its ability to hide from you!
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.
Windows Defender Offline is a free Microsoft tool to scan for malware before Windows boots or when it can’t boot at all. It’s can be a convenient approach to removing some stubborn malware.