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Number of Computer Viruses on the Rise

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If you have noticed that you are getting more virus hits than regular, you are not alone in this revelation.  It seems there has been a serious spike in malicious software infecting computers.  In the last three months, we have predominately had virus removal as our number one requested service.  According to Rosenblatt (2015, January 9), “More malicious software has been created in past two years than the previous ten years combined.”

It’s mind-boggling that so many hackers have been on the hunt for infecting PCs everywhere.  Antivirus software has been protecting computers for years based on the “code” of malicious software (Rosenblatt, 2015).  Now hackers have weaseled around that by buying code and then changing parts of it; this creates a whole new code that’s now invisible to antivirus programs.

 

Fear not, antivirus software companies are keeping their heads above water in this battle against hackers.  It’s a fight but a fight worth having.  It’s important to still install antivirus programs such as Malwarebytes or Kaspersky, and include other security tools to protect your information.  Once you have the software installed, you have to remember to keep the software up-to-date.  If you are on a trial basis, remember to buy the software and install it fully, before the trial period ends.  Viruses are created on such a fast-paced regular basis that it’s important to keep tabs on new software upgrades; upgrades are meant to keep your computers safe, so they are worth researching, staying informed, and keeping that PC protected.

 

For more information, see the source cited below.

 

Rosenblatt, S. (2015, January 9). Today’s computers face more attacks than ever. CNET. Retrieved January 21, 2015 from http://www.cnet.com/news/todays-computers-face-more-attacks-than-ever/?roi=echo3-24632824888-25024779-46fa5958a8e3c23052fce0da17ffe2d0&ftag=CADe856116&bhid=

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