Today we had a young lady come into our office with a severely infected notebook. It had multiple rootkits, trojans, spyware, etc….
The computer did not have updates on it for the Microsoft Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office, or Adobe Reader / Flash / Air. Nor did it have the latest Java on it. Anti-Virus was handled by AVG (Free).
Vulnerabilities in the operating system and applications were the likely culprit that allowed the malware in, but either way, the computer was badly infected, and data possibly compromised.
Please, use Microsoft Update on your PCs and make sure your Adobe products and Java are up to date! That, combined with quality anti-virus like Trend Micro Internet Security, Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, etc, may protect you from a costly infection and provide much greater security for your personal and/or company data.
If you think for a moment that your computer may be compromised, be sure to contact your computer service professional! Don’t take a chance with your security.
Homeland Secure IT offers complete computer, server & network support, repair, security & sales in Greenville and the Upstate of SC. Please call 864-990-4748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or a free evaluation! Our typical virus cleanup / removal rates are very competitive with rapid turnaround!