Make Sure your Anti-virus is Working

Now Ms. Ducktoes wants you to be a get all your ducks in a row and make sure your anti-virus software is working, or if you’re too much of a newbie to understand or know what you’re doing yet, get a friend or co-worker to help you. And to train you. Or hire a techie to check it and train. Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to computers.

1. Make sure your anti-virus is downloading updates regularly and running scans automatically and that if it is a paid subscription, that you have paid on time. Don’t be without working anti-virus software for one nano-second. It is like tossing your computer out a second story window. The result’s not pretty. If you are fond of your computer or what is on it, take charge.

Also a reader of this blog who really knows his stuff has recommended Avira for an excellent anti-virus software. Here’s the link. I used it on a client’s computer and it worked well. It found and removed viruses and didn’t use up all the computer’s resources. That’s called having a small footprint. And it’s free for personal, home use. Don’t put it off. Here’s a link to his comments (you’ll have to scroll down).

2. Also use a different browser besides Internet Explorer. Use Firefox or Opera.

3. And after you have done all that, get anti-spyware too. Click here to see how to do that.

Anti-virus, anti-spyware, Firefox or Opera, and you’ve protected your computer, your wallet, your identity.

For more information click here.

For you techies among my readers, always make sure the client has working and up-to-date anti-virus and anti-spyware. Do this check as part of your routine. Tell them where they are amiss and install both if necessary. I recommend both manual anti-spyware such as Spybot and Ad-aware SE and one that runs in real time. Read the next post on this blog for more hints for techies.

As always Ducktoes to the rescue!! If you live in the Calgary area give us a shout or even if you don’t.

Ta ta for now.

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