Keep Your PC Safe From All Major Threats With High Quality Anti-virus Software
PC Repair Leeds can confirm we have chosen to support AVG anti-virus software during 2017/2018. After comparing all leading software, AVG came the highest in our tests for low CPU usage, effectiveness and was least obtrusive.
We are commonly asked what the difference is between free and paid anti-virus (AV) software. Like anything in life, nothing is free, and in the case of AV, a part of the protection will be missing or a feature not included. This could be how many times your anti-virus updates its database on a daily basis or it might be a limitation to the firewall. If you are in business, we strongly recommend using the paid version of any anti-virus software as this will help comply with the Data Protection Act principles.
In addition to a paid anti-virus we use Malwarebytes anti-malware software as an additional layer of security. Malwarebytes is a “no nonsense” program that will determine any malware on your computer and remove it. The free version is excellent for manual scanning whilst the paid version will run in real-time. The combination of AVG and Malwarebytes has kept our Clients safe for many years.
In all AV software, there are 5 different types of protection:
- Virus – Software that is built to damage, copy or delete your files
- Malware – Malicious software designed to cause damage to your computer
- Spyware – Software designed to monitor what you do on your computer
- Worms – Will reproduce itself time and time again to cause your computer to go slow
- Adware – Unauthorised banners and software designed to sell you unwanted software
How We Can Help You With An anti-Virus Solution
Your computer is a door onto the internet. You need to protect the contents from unauthorised access via malware, spyware or virus intrusions. Do you leave your front door unlocked when you go out? If you don’t have anti-virus software it is not a question of if, but when you will be attacked!
When considering an AV product to recommend to our Clients, PC Repair Leeds considers many factors, from price to effectiveness. Additionally, we look at support when things go wrong.
AVG has proven to be reliable, easy to install and uses low resources. They have also won many awards as one of the best AV software providers.
If your Anti-virus is due for renewal, then contact us today. PC Repair Leeds is proud to offer AVG as the AV for 2017 / 2018.