Computer Protection: A Must or a Myth?

Virus protection is a must in today's world where hackers are smarter, more high tech and extremely skilled at gaining access to someone's information.
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Written by Staff Writer • Posted on May 25, 2011

Computer protection anyone? People who have never had their computer crash due to a virus or have gotten the blue screen of death may not understand the importance of purchasing or subscribing to an anti-virus software. However, virus protection is a must in today's world where hackers are smarter, more high tech, and extremely skilled at gaining access to someone's information stored in their computer. Laptops are becoming a computer user's choice since they go everywhere. With the ease of portability comes easier access for hackers to steal laptops. Once hackers have a laptop, they also have the information contained within.

Protecting your computer is easy. Determining what virus software program to use or which service to subscribe to can be challenging. Many of the virus software programs offer similar, if not the same, types of features and benefits. Depending on the program, ease of their technical support hotline can vary. Many of these programs aren't able to scrub computers completely clean, so the use of technical support becomes even more important. Any viruses left on a computer have the potential to bring about identity or information theft or the dreaded blue screen of death.

Virus removal services also vary. It is important to find one that fits your needs based on your level of computer IQ and complexity of your computer issues or needs. Having technical support available day or night to help you with your basic computer questions, run virus scans, or troubleshoot problems. What it boils down to is reliability, the ability to easily reach someone at YOUR convenience, and having piece of mind so you can spend your time doing what you want to be doing.

At the end of the day, the choice is still yours. If you aren't planing on downloading anything, surfing the Internet, or accessing social networking sites, you probably could get away without protecting your computer. But why take that chance?