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Preferred has been serving the Tinley Park area since 1991, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

The Only Good Virus is No Virus

This world is dangerous; there are murderers, serial killers, and identity thieves. These dangerous criminals aside, many people ignore the digital world and find solace in thinking that they are untouchable in their online community. Little do they know, some of the most dangerous criminals in the world exist on the other end of a telephone line, sitting in front of a computer: Hackers. One of the easiest ways to shield yourself from these criminals is to keep your antivirus up to date.

Here are some reasons why an antivirus software is important:

How Smart is Smart Enough?
The answer to this is simply, not smart enough. Most people seem to be under the impression that they and they alone can prevent their computers from being compromised. To an extent, this is true; vigilance can go a long way toward preventing hackers from accessing your system, but there is only so much that one person can accomplish on their own. Complacency slips in, and routine checks become nonexistent. Eventually, a slip up results in malicious software installed on your PC.

Sure, downloading files is one way to contract a virus, but even something as simple as visiting a website can spread the infection. Browsers employ something called a security patch to keep hackers at bay, but flaws can be found and taken advantage of. They might be fixed immediately, but just like a great mountain is ground to dust by the wind and passage of time, so too is the protection offered by Internet browsers. New problems arise every day, and there's no way to ensure that you don't visit an infected website.

Always Use Protection
You can be as perceptive as can be, but there will likely be something that dodges your advances. It lurks in the shadows, waiting to strike when your guard is down. It is a silent killer that can pick its way through any locked doors, but no matter how sly it is, it can't infiltrate your fortress without getting through your last line of defense.When push comes to shove, the only thing keeping your computer safe from malicious software is your own personal vanguard; the antivirus software. It detects the virus before it has time to do anything else, identifies it, and pummels it into oblivion.

Reasons to Not Have Antivirus
1. There are none.

In the early days of antivirus protection, the software was bulky and took up a lot of space on your computer. Not anymore; with the advent of new technology and super-fast computers, antivirus software hardly slows them down at all. Many computer users argue that the reason they don't use antivirus software is because they are laden with pop-ups attempting to sell other products, or to renew subscriptions. That is a small price to pay for the security of your data and peace of mind. For small businesses there are enterprise antivirus solutions that will run in the background to ensure that the end users are not interrupted and provide you with the kind of comprehensive protection you would expect from Preferred.

With a good antivirus software installed, you can rest easy knowing that your computer is as safe as it can be in the event of an attack. If you are looking for an antivirus software to keep your system safe, call Preferred today at 708-781-7110 and we can outfit your organization with one of the top enterprise antivirus solutions on the market.

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