Do you have what it takes to manage your own security?
Now that the World Wide Web has turned into the Wild Wild West, residential and commercial users alike face more security threats than just viruses. Programs need regular updates to install patches. Change passwords a regular basis. Run malware scans from multiple sources to pick up infections left behind by others. Backup your data in multiple fomats.
Many new computers are shipped with pre-installed infections, either by the manufacturer, or the makers of the hardware installed inside. Sometimes the hardware is even laced with infections installed in tiny components by China or Russia. Are you feeling a little overwhelmed at this point?
We hear it repeated every day. “All I use my computer for is games and checking email”. Just those two items alone can infect your computer to the point where it can’t be used. Not being able to play your game can be frustrating but having your email hacked and losing out on communication is very important.
A regular maintenance routine easily prevents catastrophe. Changing your passwords with different ones every couple of months and stored in a password database is very convenient. Regular backups on multiple formats protect you when patch updates failed to install properly. You can restore from a backup a clean version of your computer in the case of an infection that can take over the security.
A Geek To Go has offered a Managed Services subscription for over 14 years. We install remote software and actively run backups, manager security and updates, and can help you with a free password database if all of this seems too much to handle. More answers create more questions, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for free advice or managed services.