Good Anti-Virus Software
Good anti-virus software is the first step in preventing computer infections completely. There are tons of antivirus programs out there, and there is no perfect package, you can’t even use the “you get what you pay for” rule. You should do your research before you decide what to buy, av-test.org is a great resource to know what you’ll get for the price. MyTown Computers highly recommends Kaspersky Internet Security, we have been using Kaspersky since 2004, and have always been impressed by it’s performance and detection rates.
We also highly recommend Bitdefender Internet Security. It, like Kaspersky, also has excellent detection rates, a low footprint on computer resources, and an easy to use interface.
Although we do not recommend it as your sole solution for anti-virus, we do recommend Malwarebytes for keeping your computer clean of malware, adware, and spyware. The premium version does act as always active anti-virus, but it’s virus detection rates are just OK. It is best at removing non-virus unwanted software. The best way to utilize it is to use Malwarebytes Free as a supplement to either Kaspersky or Bitdefender as your primary anti-virus application.
Of course if it is too late, and you need help with a current virus infection, we can take care of that for you too! Most of our clients see about 2 hours billed for virus removal and computer cleanup.
Every virus infection is different, and sometimes more is required, like reinstalling Windows. At MyTown Computer Service, we will NEVER escalate a repair without talking to you. If escalation is required, we will call you with an updated estimate of repair, and get your approval before proceeding.