How Do I Keep Getting Malware I Don’t Do Anything But…

So the famous question yields itself yet again. How do you keep ending up with all this malware, adware and trojans? You don’t do anything but go check your email and play the occasional Facebook game right? To top that off you have an expensive Antivirus Software installed.

Unfortunately this story is becoming more and more popular among computer owners. Many of them really don’t do much more online than check their email yet they are continuously being over ran by adware and malware. To make matters worse many of these computer owners are going to the big computer stores like Best Buy and Office Max and paying $100s of dollars every time it becomes to much to tolerate any more.

Internet Bots Put the Pieces Together For Malware Developers

Puzzle BottEvery computer that is connected to the Internet is actually connected to a gigantic network.  Malware developers take advantage of this massive network of computers by sending out what are called Bots. These little sniffing programs continuously and automatically sniff through other networks and computers that are connected to the huge Internet and send back any vulnerabilities or helpful information to their masters. Any networks or computers that are found with certain vulnerabilities are then targeted and infected from afar.

Failing to keep Windows or other programs updated is a big opportunity for a lot of malware and Trojans. The updates that you have missed were most likely released to fill the very holes that the bots are looking for. Sometimes just visiting a website or malicious ad can be a beacon for developers to send reinforcements. Once one piece of malware or trojan makes it successfully onto a computer then doors are opened for others to join whether you have antivirus protection installed or not.

Keeping Yourself Safe in an Unsafe World

There are ways to make sure you and your computer stay safe. Having an antivirus program and antimalware program will definitely take you a long way. It’s important to remember that there is not a single program that can protect you 100% of the time from 100% of the threats that are lurking out on the Internet.

Several different factors are part of why you can never be protected from everything.

  • 1000’s of new and variations of threats a day
  • Someone has to be first so antivirus companies know
  • New security holes discovered in software like Windows

Some may think it is just a scare tactic from the big Antivirus companies but it is a fact that there are thousands of new and variations of old threats released into the wild Internet everyday. Remember that there are entire corporations that are attempting to take advantage of the Billion Dollar malware industry today.

Unfortunately no matter what Antivirus protection you have the truth is that someone has to be first to be infected with a new threat or variation of an old threat that the antivirus company doesn’t know about yet. At some point the chances are pretty good that your computer will be part of that lucky group.

New security holes are discovered in Windows and other programs like Adobe Flash and others. That is the reason that updates and patches are released so often, to fix the them. The problem is that malware developers are usually the ones that find them first and use these security holes to by-pass any installed security on your computer until the industry catches up.

When you combine protection software with keeping your computer updated and regularly checking your computer from outside its regular environment you can keep your computer as safe as possible. In other words it is possible to keep yourself safe and your computer clean it just takes a lot of work.

Get Better Results For A Lot Less Money

I cringe whenever I hear someone has taken their computer to one of the big companies like Best Buy or Office Max. The charges are outrageous and it seems more times than not you just end up getting a computer back that has been factory restored so they could return more computers faster.

You don’t have to pay up to $350 to have a computer factory restored and backed up. In fact your PC-Helper actually cleans your computer and keeps your computer intact for only $52, all that should be charged for a remote cleaning. The average cost these days for this type of service is anywhere from $50 to $100 depending on who you go to. Of course I hope you decide to go to PC Helper 123 🙂

 

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Brad is a true PC Helper. Having worked on computers since 1988 he's not only experienced at what he does but puts the computer owner above all else. Owning a computer should be a fun and a safe experience. That is the whole mission of the PC Helper program, taking care of you and your computer.

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Brad is a true PC Helper. Having worked on computers since 1988 he's not only experienced at what he does but puts the computer owner above all else. Owning a computer should be a fun and a safe experience. That is the whole mission of the PC Helper program, taking care of you and your computer.

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