In the middle of 2015, Microsoft launched their latest OS, the Windows 10. Many users either bought a Windows 10 PC or downloaded it on their devices for free last year. It comes with its own security system already built-in. Even though it’s the newest operating system in the market, it still needs some help from other software to keep it running smoothly.
The first order of business would be to download & install security software in your device. There are a lot of sites that offer reviews on certain security software. You will see the ratings of their site experts and some even conduct independents tests on the software to gauge their efficacy.
Anti-virus software is one of the most common programs downloaded for Windows 10 and older Windows versions. They come in free or paid versions for users to choose from.
Viruses are programs that creep into your device through the internet, flash disks, and other external storage devices connected to the PC. These malicious programs (Malware) cause minor to major problems depending on its nature. The job of the antivirus is to find these programs and either contain or remove them entirely from your PCs system/network.
It is not a full-proof system but if you want to secure your device and/or network, then, installing anti-virus software is your first step towards security.
Installing the software should get your system ready for malware attacks and regular updates would keep it armed for future attacks on your PC. It would be best if you had a program that has automatic or a scheduled update feature.
Just like technology, the viruses that try to destroy it continue to evolve as well. Hackers or programmers with malicious intent keep working on other ways to give innocent users problems. Good thing, anti-virus makers are working tirelessly to combat the latest threats to PC health.
Lately, there has been a change in the capability of security software in to stop malware. Your reliable anti-virus software from 5 years ago may have been effective in stopping known malware threats back then.
However, the creation of new computer viruses keeps on coming and it may not have been programmed to stop the newest threats. Some of the newer programs may have a better chance at getting rid of these threats than your older software. Having reliable, secure servers is also important.
Some security software companies offer anti-virus protection for virtual or private networks and they charge costs. Companies looking to secure their servers should talk to these firms to find out the best deal available in the market.
If you just handle a home network, you have to find the right anti-virus software for your PC which depends on your usage, your device/s, and other factors. Some of the more common attributes users look for is the added features, user-friendly, and how much it affects PC performance. Performance issues with bad security software are more common than you think.
Paid anti-virus have value packages where they protect a single or multiple PCs. Find out the coverage extent of packages so you can make sure that you get the most protection from your software. It must cover your home PC and all the other devices in your network which may or may not include other PCs, laptops, or smartphones. Don’t pay for a coverage that won’t protect most, if not all, of your devices.