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From the Times: “Worm Infects Millions of Computers Worldwide”

by | Jan 23, 2009 | Cyber Security | 2 comments

Some of you may have seen this article in the Times yesterday.

There are always worms, trojans, and viruses on the net, so I don’t believe there’s a particular cause for panic or alarm in this case. As always, please make sure you allow all Windows updates to install in order to keep your computer secure. (The Microsoft “patch” mentioned in the article should install automatically if you allow Automatic Updates to do its thing.)

If you are not sure if your computer is updating automatically and want to tell the computer to run updates click Start Menu->Programs->Windows Update.  

To further protect yourself, make sure your Anti-Virus software is running and up to date. We recommend and sell Kaspersky because it has the highest detection rates in the industry and is very reliable.

If you want a little extra insurance, check out Malware Bytes, a great little anti-malware program with a clever name. For a one-time $25 fee, it provides resident (always-on) protection in the backgound while your computer is running. You can purchase it online, and you will be sent a license key and a link to download the program.

If you need help getting it installed, we are available for a remote access appointment.

As always, if your computer is exhibiting any strange or unusual behavior, you may want to give us a call.

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