Friday, March 18, 2011
Why do I need commercial Antivirus on my home computer
In Business you need multiple layers of defense including commercial Antivirus and often they come with other more compelling features like Anti-spam, but for a home PC I would suggest using Microsoft's free Antivirus. Since Microsoft built the operating system there is a good chance they can perform the fastest. Does it stop everything, no, we still see infected machines but it is pretty good. You really need to try and educate yourself on the dangers to trying and prevent getting infected because normally we actually infect ourselves by taking an incorrect action due to clever social engineering by the malware creators.
The next thing I would do is download free versions of: Malwarebytes and Super Antivirus and just run them every month or two to check your system is clean. These products often pickup nasties that the others miss and if you find them useful buy a copy as they are really good value. If you get an infection and it keeps coming back it is time to see a professional to help you clean it up.
Posted by Greg Nixon at 9:01 pm