Find out what is the perfect anti virus we've all been searching for! The following tips will help you secure your computer and make sure you don't pick up any of the nasties going around on the web, and will save you time and money in the long run.
The Perfect Anti VirusBy Daniel Foster
Everyone is always talking about which antivirus is best and how one antivirus is better than another and so on. Well, here's an antivirus that takes up no system resources, is free, and best of all, everyone already has a copy of it!
The anti-virus I'm talking about is better than anything else out there. It can detect any virus or malware threat as soon as it appears, uses no part of your Computer, is completely free, and doesn't require you do download Internet updates! You've had it your whole life and use it everyday. What is it?
I often hear people talk about how many viruses and malware they get. I, on the hand, keep my AVG anti-virus off a good portion of the time and get very few viruses or malware. Instead, I use common sense. Below is a general overview of how to use common sense as an anti virus.
1. I never download email attachments from anyone unless I'm expecting one. I usually don't miss out on much, either. Aunt Marge's family pictures were never interesting anyway.
2. I am always careful before clicking on links in emails from places such as Amazon, PayPal, and Ebay that I'm not expecting. If I am very curious about an email, I just search the subject on Google and am able to find out whether it's a security threat or not.
3. I use Firefox as my primary web browser. Internet Explorer has too many security holes. Though Firefox has security holes, they're not exploited like IE's security holes are and are generally patched much faster.
4. I notice when my computer acts unusual. If you use your computer frequently, you should know when it accesses the hard drive and what applications give you a high CPU usage. If I notice anything out of the ordinary, I always check my Task Manager for any unusual processes.
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