This morning I received an email from a friend notifying me that his computer had been hacked and warning me not to open anything that came from him. He said since this was the second time he was hacked, he would (finally) be purchasing anti-virus software.
When I asked him why he didn’t have security software on his computer already, he said that the anti-virus software that was pre-loaded on his laptop didn’t work well and he didn’t know the best solution for choosing security software for his computer and phone.
With such a wide variety of anti-virus software available on the market it can be confusing. So understanding some of the more important features of modern anti-virus software is essential to choosing the right program for your needs.
Types of protection
There are two main types of anti-virus protection available:
1. Active - the program will be running in the background whenever the computer is on, providing real-time defense against computer viruses
2. Passive - you will be able to scan your computer at intervals, or schedule full computer scans for a deeper search of viruses which may have bypassed your Active protection
When you download McAfee anti-virus software, you can be assured it will block threats like viruses, malware, trojan horses and spyware in your files, email, and web downloads, for maximum protection. In fact, McAfee is continuously and automatically updated to protect your computer from the latest threats.
Internet downloads are the most common method of virus infiltration, but luckily leading security software will protect your system from viruses obtained from web browsing, e-mail, social media, instant messaging, external storage devices, local networks and more.
As the premier online security software, McAfee provides accurate, dynamic filters to eliminate phishing messages, junk mail and offensive and virus-laden messages. Phishing , an online version of identity theft, is especially dangerous since these spoofed emails appear to come from trusted sources.
McAfee to the rescue
With McAfee, you don’t need to do anything after the software is installed. You can feel safe when using your computer for work, home, banking, gaming or just about anything you can imagine.
It even allows you to encrypt confidential files in a personal password-protected vault to keep your identity and data safe.
With viruses being so dynamic and changing so quickly, a good customer support system is always necessary when choosing any anti-virus software. McAfee offers support via Live Chat, e-mail and even phone support, and their support system has been a life saver to me! Their employees are like technology super heroes, always available to solve the smallest or largest issue.