As computers and computer software have become more sophisticated, so have computer viruses, worms, malware and spyware. Despite improvements in anti-virus and anti-malware software, identity thieves and hackers pose a greater threat than ever. They compromise your security and gain access to your sensitive information by remotely installing malicious programs on your computer. In 2014, 317 pieces of “malware”, or malicious software, were sent out to target computers each day! If several members of your household are using social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, you’re especially vulnerable to these threats. Some security problems are due to factors out of your control. For example, if a friend’s or business associate’s computer is hacked, this may give hackers access to your e-mail addresses, credit card numbers, home and work addresses and family photos.
Bob the Tech Guy fights viruses and malware by using software proven to best detect and eliminate security threats. Computer users sometimes feel that their out-of-date anti-virus or anti-malware program is “just fine”. However, a computer can be infected even though its anti-virus or anti-malware program hasn’t detected any threats. This is because evolved viruses, worms or other types of “bad ware” have been developed that outdated security programs can’t detect. A security lapse, whether for days or hours, is enough to compromise your computer’s defenses and potentially affect the entire network. Cyber attacks are appearing in the national news with greater frequency. Remember the Target credit card breach of 2013? Criminals gained access to the credit cards of 40 million customers. And, in 2014, Sony’s systems were compromised, exposing employees’ personal information. These are large-scale examples, but everyday people also are targeted through e-mail viruses and phishing scams designed to steal personal information. If you suspect your computer has a problem or threat resulting from a security breach, please contact Bob the Tech Guy right away. Bob the Tech Guy uses the most up-to-date, sophisticated anti-virus software and other affordable security solutions to make sure you don’t have problems in the future.
Anti-Virus Services Include:
• Diagnosing and troubleshooting your computer.
• Removing all viruses, spyware, rootkits and other malware.
• Repairing operating system issues including boot issues and blue screens.
• Protecting your passwords and sensitive information.
• Optimizing start-up and shutdown.
• Cleaning up menu, quick launch and taskbar shortcuts.
• Cleaning up registry and temporary files.
• Installing critical system updates.
• Testing for proper functionality.
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