Malware can mutate within minutes. If you’re infected, clean it fast and clean it completely.
First and foremost have a solid and reliable detection and removal program installed on your system. I use and recommend PC Matic everyday. It’s my first line of defense. I run PC Matic once a week and let it check for infections while it cleans and updates my system. The latest virus definitions are updated from our server each time I run the program. I know I’m ahead of the curve for detection.
It’s no secret that I love Windows7. I started using it with the beta version, moved to RC 1, and then purchased the Windows 7 Pro version as soon as it was available.
But as much as I love it, there are a couple of things that I think are missing and a couple of things that can be improved. Listed below are the things I add as soon as I install the program. I know they’re not the only things available, but they are the things I must have to feel comfortable using Windows 7.
This happened just 2 days ago. On Saturday I installed a new copy of Windows XP. It was a brand new copy and I put it on a brand new hard drive for the purpose of software testing. I finished the install and applied the drivers. I was behind a router which acts as a firewall. I opened the IE browser and went to a favorite site. I read the forums and exactly 23 minutes after the install I was receiving AV2009 popups. Itâ€™s scare ware. It told me I was infected and needed to download their program to remove the threat. I couldnâ€™t believe it. I didnâ€™t even have an email client installed, no Instant Messenger.