Experts say it is “absolutely essential” to have software protection on your PC. In reality, this is one of the things people repeat all the time – but it’s not always the truth. Are you the type of person who needs software protection? We gathered the facts that can inform you of this in the bottom half of this page.
Users generally believe a good security program can protect their computers from pretty much anything on the Internet. Unfortunately, this really isn’t the case. Security programs can protect you, but not against threats targeting you yourself.
Case in point, Ransomware. Ransomware commonly sneaks on computers with help from the user – by tricking them into thinking it is something else, an update, a link to something the user wants. After it gains access, it starts encrypting (locking up) the PC’s data and then asks for a ransom to release the files.
At the point the Ransomware is already inside, most anti-virus programs become powerless. Their security layers are bypassed through the user. They can’t recover the encrypted data either. This sneak attack approach is used by malware of all kinds, not just ransomware. And the scariest thing is that in 2018 these malware types have become so sophisticated, they can even infect you through normal things like hovering over a link.
The bottom line here is that even with the best security program in the world, harm can still be done to you – unless you learn how to spot the trap.
A mistake the user makes is the most common reason for malware infections. Over 80% of known malware exploit precisely this. Here are the most common ways you can get infected:
It is possible to have no antivirus and still have a safe and clean computer. Most of the times, it all really depends on your common sense while surfing the Internet. The same way we described above the most common ways you may get exploited, we will outline here the best ways to avoid being exploited:
If you are pc user with light browsing habits (using only youtube, facebook email, news and productivity websites 90% of the time) it would be hard to recommend an antivirus for you. However for those who have sensitive information on their computer and do online payments, the risk of getting exposed is much higher.
Hackers intentionally try to phish data, hack, or scam people that visit payment platforms and money gateways. It is an extra layer of protection that is worth having when the stacks get higher. You can weigh in the pros and cons yourself to see is you personally need it.
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