Perhaps the single most important line of defense available for your computer today is a good, up-to-date anti-virus program. Anyone who uses a computer in this day and age without adequate anti-virus protection enabled is simply asking for disaster to strike.
Choose an anti-malware program that you’ll use. Choose something that you understand and that you feel comfortable with. Choose a program that you can figure out how to keep updated. Don’t worry about anything else: just choose something you’ll use.
Because, you see, these anti-malware programs create a sort of software Maginot Line to keep the bad stuff off of your computer. If you choose software that someone else thinks is best, and you can’t figure out how to use it, then best or not, it won’t do you any good.
Oct 8th 2007
1 decade ago