Antivirus software is something that everyone has, and if they don’t they certainly need it. With the prevalence of online threats, there is much to be said for staying safe within your networks. Now, despite the fact that most users know what antivirus software is, some may not know how to unlock the true potential of what they have. Today we’re going to take a look at how you can make your antivirus software work for you. Let’s take a look.
Updates will make or break you.
The single most important thing that you can get from one of our blogs is that updates are important. Whether you are getting patched for an old vulnerability or keeping your virus definitions up to date, updates are not to be ignored. After all, new viruses are popping up each and every day. Your software needs to get that new information regularly so that it knows what to look for and how to defend you properly. Don’t snooze your updates. Take them seriously.
Take the time to get to know your antivirus software.
Even with a current database of virus definitions, slippery malicious programs can still get into your computer. You can help to counteract this by performing heuristic virus scans. Heuristic scans are designed to help detect behaviors that viruses exhibit in the hopes of catching them before they cause real damage. They take a long time to complete, but as long as you use them wisely, they will benefit you greatly. You should also take the time to familiarize yourself with your settings and adjust them as needed. For more information on that, you can always reach out to us and we can help you get on the right track.
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Global Harvest Networks has been working for the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas since 2000 and we’re ready to lend our expertise to you! We offer a wide range of IT solutions that can tackle any and all of your network’s needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can help you! You can also give us a call at 410-691-1130. We’re ready to assess your system, diagnose the problem, and help you find a plan that will strengthen your network all free of charge!