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Have you become disillusioned with antivirus software for your business? Maybe the concept of PC protection is foreign to you. You might be thinking.. 'I have never had a virus before, why should I pay for something I do not need?'

 

Firstly let's understand what a computer virus is?

A computer virus is a program designed to spread itself by first infecting executable files or the system areas of hard disks and then making copies of itself. Viruses usually operate without the knowledge or desire of the computer user.

Have you become disillusioned with antivirus software for your business?

You may have installed costly software before and still been infected by a virus. Or you may just be fed up with annoying update-notifications, scheduled scans and slow downs from memory sapping virus software.
Maybe the concept of PC protection is foreign to you. You might be thinking..'I have never had a virus before, why should I pay for something I do not need?'

Don't fall into this trap

The notion that just because anti-virus software cannot catch 100% of threats means it is not worth having is ludicrous. PC's without up to date antivirus software are 5.5 times more likely to become infected.

You might be a savvy enough PC user to know which parts of the web to avoid, and which emails to send straight to the trash, but do all of your employees? A virus getting onto a computer connected to your shared network can be catastrophic. Viruses are sophisticated. Some are created purely to cause disruption, whilst others are after credit card and bank details. The first quarter of 2013 saw the outbreak of some new ransomware known as the Cryptlocker Virus. This virus, once it has installed itself onto your PC or network, will lock you out of all of your files with an unbreakable level of encryption. It then demands payment in return for the decryption key.

Some business owners see antivirus software as a non-essential cost. Then there's also the previously mentioned complications such as the slow-down of PC's, annoying pop-ups, scheduled scans, and compatibility issues with other applications. However, all of these commonly encountered headaches can be eliminated with the right antivirus solution.

A managed antivirus solution can easily fit into your existing IT infrastructure, and be taken care of by your IT Support Company.