ANTI-Virus & ANTI-Spyware
One of the most important things to think about the moment you decide to buy a new PC or Laptop is protecting it against malicious software like a Virus. It is essential to obtain some up-to-date Anti-Virus protection because you never know what can go wrong at any time.
There are some really good Anti-Virus Softwares on the market, although the don’t come cheap but nonetheless worth every penny for protecting your machine. In recent years Norton has lead the way in the UK market and their new 2011 Anti-Virus solution is no exception.
Kaspersky 2011 Anti-Virus is also a highly recommended Anti-Virus Solution.
AVG is a free Anti-Virus solution which you can download for free from their website: http://www.free.avg.com
Because it is free it is not a “complete” Anti-Virus solution however. AVG do provide a complete solution but again you have to pay for it. But the free version, for what it is, is a great piece of protection for your machine.
What is Spyware?
Spyware is very similar to Anti-Virus in that it is another piece of malicious software but rather than attacking your machines vunerability it is Software that self-installs on a computer, enabling information to be gathered covertly about a person's Internet use, passwords, credit & debit card information etc.
Both Viruses & Malicious Spyware programs can very harmful to your computer and your personal information however they are not to be feared as there are some very good softwares on the market which help protect your machine.
If you have a Virus on your PC or Laptop, OX-IT can help