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Malware attacks against businesses are on the rise, but does your company have the preventative measures in place to be able to deal with them?
Antivirus software is an essential for your computer, but as we invest more in our portable devices it can be off-putting to have to pay out for robust protection for a desktop. Luckily, there are plenty of free options you can download which provide the basics in antivirus software.
In one of our posts on internet security, we covered the increasing threat of a new type of ransomware called Cryptolocker. The malware, when installed on a user’s computer, encrypts their files and then demands payment to decrypt them. The user is presented with a timer that counts down and an ominous message explaining that if payment isn’t received before the timer reaches zero, all of the files will be destroyed with no chance of them ever being recovered.
Simply put, yes. Anti-virus programs offer protection against many of the threats and most now come with an additional firewall which, as long as properly configured, protects against remote exploits. Plus if anything manages to get onto your machine, then the heuristic and behavioural component of your virus scanner should provide notification that there is something there even if it cannot remove it.