- 1 Antivirus – why is it necessary and which one to choose?
- 1.1 Even Macs need antivirus protection
- 1.2 Don’t let them follow you online
- 1.3 Divide your email into private and public addresses
- 1.4 Are you safe and secure online?
Antivirus – why is it necessary and which one to choose?
An antivirus program or antivirus is a computer program used to protect, identify, and remove computer viruses as well as other programs that can damage computer software.
Very often, viruses are associated with large financial losses, especially when it comes to infections of computer networks of large companies but also small private users. As time is popularly said that time is money, it is really easy to conclude why a large company with thousands of infected computers, which need to be brought to normal operation, will lose large amounts of profit. Much more often, indirect damages are much greater than direct ones.
In addition, the execution of viral, often unknown code, on sensitive computer systems (banks, hospitals, science centers, the military, etc.) raises the question of the correct operation of dedicated applications and data related to them, which often leads to complete reinstallation of the platform and applications such a system and to recover data from uninfected backup sources, if any.
Unlike the original antivirus programs, which were based solely on the treatment of computer viruses, the modern antivirus program is designed to protect the system from as many different possible malicious programs as possible.
Even Macs need antivirus protection
For years, we’ve been trying to let all Mac users know that their cute, up-to-date computers aren’t invulnerable to malware attacks, irrespective of what they’ll have heard. Every once in a while, real news gives impetus to our efforts.
The ejection of ransomware is on the increase. Although ransomware attacks are more common on Windows devices, Macs have suffered also. Of course, any antivirus program should cope with ransomware even as it deals with spyware, Trojan viruses, viruses, and other styles of malware. But because the results of a scarcity of ransomware attackers are so great, some security products add components with the only purpose of preventing ransomware attacks. Any malware problem is annoying, but spyware could also be the foremost annoying. Other styles of spying include recording keystrokes to capture passwords, sending Trojans to steal your personal information, and tracking your online profile-building activities. Unlike ransomware protection, we’ve noticed more features specifically dedicated to spyware protection on Windows-based security products than on a Mac, but several products during this collection pay special attention to spyware.
Nonetheless, some vendors don’t have a standalone Mac antivirus but opt for a whole security suite because of the basic level of protection and some others include basic package-like features within the basic antivirus.
Macs may be a far less tempting target for malware and viruses, but they’re not resistant to attack. Whether or not you don’t care about adware or use it as a method of infecting users on other platforms, it’s still possible to fall victim to ransomware, password theft, or stolen backups.
Therefore, good antivirus software will protect your Mac on these fronts. It will catch malware that is still spreading and that can cause major problems or is in circulation; block ransomware; protect older systems with outdated software from security vulnerabilities; prevent your Mac from acting as a malware carrier targeting other operating systems and keep infected files from the virtual machines you run.
Don’t let them follow you online
Whenever you access the Internet with your browser, it stores a lot of data on your computer, but also sends a large amount. That’s why you get targeted ads when you surf, but also because your favorite website knows when you last visited, what you clicked, and how much time you spent reading content. However, if you want to be a little more anonymous in your content browsing, you can turn on “private browsing” or “incognito mode” in your browser. Browsing in this mode will not completely protect you from tracking, but it will greatly increase your security. For complete protection, you will need special tools that need to be paid extra. But does privacy come at a price?
Divide your email into private and public addresses
Just as you wouldn’t share your cell phone number with anyone you come across, don’t share an email either. Consider dividing your email into private and public. Use a private address for things that are very important to you – such as receiving electronic invoices, communicating with banks, government services, family members, and the like. And you use the public one when you subscribe to various newsletters, register on the site, or buy online. While this may seem like an unnecessary hassle, it will prove extremely useful when first leaking data from a large online retailer or spam campaign.
Are you safe and secure online?
Every day the violation of privacy issues grows because of human hunger for various benefits. Smartphones, cars, and devices connected to the web have made our lives easier, but they also pose a risk to privacy and security. These internet devices generate data that are stored and archived for monitoring and marketing purposes. Whether or not you’ve got nothing to cover, your private data are often a possible threat to your community and you, because your data are often employed by people that sell ads or hackers who sell data. boost that the very fact that the govt. doesn’t take private data protection seriously and does nothing to alter that. Doesn’t that scare you?