A: Good User Habits:
It’s important to have the right tools to keep your computer clean, but computer safety starts with you!
For example, if you’re thinking of downloading a program, you should always do a background check first. The best way to do that is to use Google. Click the button below to see an example.
Notice how the first page of Google results was all instructions on how to remove the program we searched for? That’s a good sign you don’t want that program on your computer!
B: Anti-Virus Software:
Even if you practice good safety habits, you need to have software installed on your computer to prevent infections. Your Windows or Mac computer will often come with anti-virus software built in. There are also some good free and paid programs you can download.
Unfortunately, it is inevitable that some viruses will manage to slip by. That might be the situation you’re in right now.
In that case you will need…
C: Virus Removal Tools:
Even the best anti-virus programs fail to keep out every virus that’s out there.
That’s why it’s important to regularly scan for viruses using a computer virus removal tool. These tools are different from your anti-virus because they are specifically designed for virus removal, not prevention.
The most effective tool for removing viruses is an external virus removal device like the FixMeStick.
By using an external device, you will scan for viruses without interference from viruses that have already infected the system. Traditional software virus removal programs, on the other hand, can be compromised by viruses that work to stay hidden on your computer.