Malicious Viruses attack phone, laptops & desktop everyday
Online crime & Virus attacks are on the rise
This is criminal and you need to protect yourself, your device & family
A virus can destroy all of your photographs, files & data
Always make sure your web browser is updated to the latest version, use a firewall. Download programs from reliable websites you trust and always surf the web using a standard user account, rather than your administrator one. Antivirus (or anti-virus) software is used to safeguard a computer from malware, including viruses, computer worms, and Trojan horses. Antivirus software may also remove or prevent spyware and adware, along with other forms of malicious programs.
First the explanation, what does antivirus do?
Anti-virus software set of computer programs that prevent, search for, detect and remove software viruses and malicious software like worms, Trojans, Adware, and more.
You won’t know how painful it is until you get hit badly and then you will wish you had done something about it.
It’s urban myth that Apple users are exempted from this owing to Apple's incredible technology. Fact, Apple products including iPad & MacBook's are just as vulnerable.
Always be sure you have the best, up-to-date internet antivirus security software installed to protect your computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
The bombardment is constant, with anti-virus companies update their detection tools constantly to deal with the more than 60,000 threats pieces of malware created daily. Some years it was described as being similar to jumping in the deep end of a pool with out being able to swim.
FREE OR PAID ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE?
Free antivirus software usually searches your computer using signature-based to detect patterns of data that is known to be related to already-identified malware. Some antivirus companies sell your data to make a living which clearly doesn’t make sense.
Paid antivirus software usually include heuristics to catch new, or zero-day threats, by either using genetic signatures to identify new variants of existing virus code or by running the file in a virtual environment (also called a sandbox), and watching what it does to see if it has malicious intent.
Germany’s AV Test recently conducted a 5 year performance analysis and found the Bitfender, F Secure SAFE and Kaspersky to be most reliable from 30 brands tested. Special commendation was made to F Secure SAFE among these three.
AV Test recommends that despite the cost people use paid for anti virus.
Virus designers, however, usually test their malicious code against the major antivirus types of malware, specifically ransomware, use polymorphic code to make it difficult to be detected by antivirus software.
Besides using antivirus software to keep your computer safe and running smoothly, it is also always a good idea to be proactive: make sure your web browser is updated to the latest version, use a firewall, only download programs from websites you trust and always surf the web using a standard user account, rather than your administrator one.
SOME GOOD PRACTICE TIPS
Guidelines for the under 6’s
Guidelines for the under 7 – 11 year olds.
Guidelines for the under 12 – 16 year olds.
Being a Digital Age Parent.
Show them how.
Watch over them but don’t spy.
Set the boundaries & keep to them.
Make Rules visible.
Yellow Card, Red Card
It’s not too late
Give them the Tools.
Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs)
Other Supporting Forces
Rep Of Ireland.
Guess what, seniors are buying iPhones and laptops with same enthusiasm at everyone else.
Seniors have a lot more to loose than others online in terms of Banking and potential fraud.
There are risks associated with being online, and, sadly, many scammers target senior citizens.
Seniors should be wary of the following types of emails, websites, or social media messages that:
Cyberbullying of Senior Citizens
Cyberbullying (mostly through e-mail) of our elders takes many forms, for example:
STOP. THINK. ONLINE
Keep a Clean Machine
Protect Your Personal Information
When you buy or renew your license, please feel free to use the support services. Details for contacting them as follows
Services are as follows web chat, web form, phone and community.
Telephone support 09.00 -18.00
UK No. +44 (0)208 822 3632.
6 Parklands Office Park
Southern Cross Road,
Tel: +353 (0)1 908 1588
55 Pimlico Road,
AV TEST, Germany/February 2015
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