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WELCOME TO Antivirus/Malware Information

Anti virus software is important because it specializes in the quarantining and removal of viruses. A virus is malicious code that has the ability to duplicate and they send copies of itself to other computers. Why are viruses bad. They can delete or alter files, send themselves to recipents on your contact list, freeze your computer and more. Anti virus software helps home users and business stay protected. 

Antivirus software isn’t just for home users. Businesses with multiple computer systems and servers are prone to malicious software on the internet just like anyone else, perhaps more so. Malicious software in general doesn’t have a specific target. It targets anyone and everyone. Small businesses that may only have one computer that backs up once a week stand to lose a week worth of data. Others may not even back up and stand to lose everything in an instant.

The larger issue is not losing data. It is where that data goes. Hackers develop malicious software to steal data. Take a small dental clinic for example. They might have 5,000 records in their office on one computer system. If every client used a credit card, not only can a hacker steal the credit card information, but also names, social security numbers, addresses, and bank information. Basically, this is the theft of 5,000 people’s identifying information. Hackers can also steal the company’s information as well if it is stored on that PC, from passwords to bank account information.

Almost all companies rely heavily on their computer systems to keep track of data, day-to-day tasks and money. Even small businesses have moved away from pen and paper tracking, leaving ledger books to accumulate dust in storage bays. Years of data used to take up huge amounts of space with filing cabinets and boxes of records and paper in a storage closet, rarely accessed. The only thing a company had to worry about was flooding, fire and rodents. All of those millions of files can now be contained in a single computer system, even on hard drives as small as 2.5 inches.

Do's and Dont's on BuyIn emails 

Do's and Dont's on emails

AntiVirus Handbook

Opening Emails

How to's on Passwords