Archive for the ‘Viruses and Malware’ Category

Buying new computers can save you money (seriously!)

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Don't be like this guy

I know that spending money is usually not the best way to save money. My wife is a habitual coupon clipper, and she frequently proclaims “I saved $xx today!” To which I usually reply “But you had to spend $xxx so you didn’t really ‘save‘ anything.” Now that I think about it maybe this is why she never buys the stuff I ask for… (more…)

Clients paid us over $4000 in the last year to clean viruses.

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

 Want to keep some of that money for yourself?

A week doesn’t go by that someone doesn’t call us to help clean up a virus from their computer.  We’re happy to help them, after all that’s how we make money. But we’d rather that our friends didn’t get viruses at all.

The answer is straightforward.  In *every* case the computers we have cleaned were either using some sort of free antivirus or had a paid antivirus with an expired subscription.  The short answer is that if you didn’t pay for antivirus in the last year then you’re vulnerable.

We’ve done many hours of research to determine the best antivirus products for your PC.  What most people don’t know is that independent testing organizations test the major antivirus programs for effectiveness as well as impact on your computer’s performance.  We looked for vendors that consistently ranked at the top of the test results, year after year.

We recommend these antivirus products:

Kaspersky Antivirus
ESET NOD32 Antivirus Several recent testing labs have shown significant failures in NOD32 and so we can no longer recommend it. Sorry ESET. [edit 1/27/2011]

Both are equally effective at cleaning, detecting and preventing infections.  ESET NOD32 is a little better at running faster, while Kaspersky has an easier to use interface.  Either one will keep you safe and will keep your money out of our hands!

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