It is essential to have an antivirus solution in place on all systems in a business. There is a never-ending cyber-war going on with those that create viruses for systems and those that protect these systems. In the marketplace, there are many different types of AV solutions. Bangor, Maine-based HCP has many years of experience in figuring out which system works best for a business and then correctly installing and upgrading when needed these AV solutions. Don’t be caught one day with viruses running rampant through your business network; let us be the proactive step in protecting the valuable systems your business has.
There are many different types of viruses that computers can become infected with through different methods. Some of those viruses are ransomware, worms, trojans, rootkits, email viruses, and many others. There are many products on the market to be used to combat these never-ending attacks from viruses.
Ransomware is a type of virus that infects your files so that you cannot use your files. Ransomware encrypts the files on your computer so that they cannot be viewed or used by anyone. After your files are encrypted, you can either lose your files or pay the ransomware to have your files restored. Ransomware can be prevented with an anti-virus software and a backup solution.
Worms are a self-replicating program that works its way through your computer and computer network.
Trojans are a virus that appears to be a normal program, but when executed, the program release software to collect data from your computer to send it to a source. These are often used to collect banking or other personal information.
Rootkits are a virus that attaches itself to the root directories of Windows. Rootkits are often difficult to remove. They can destroy important system files that leave your computer unusable.
One of the safest ways to prevent viruses is to use caution when browsing the Web, by only going to websites that are known to be safe to use. Another safety precaution is making sure that your network is protected by a firewall. Firewalls help to protect against many attacks.
But if something malicious slips into your business network, HCP can track that down as well. Our veteran technicians will employ a series of proven techniques to ferret out malware and viruses that are threatening your data and obstructing your business network. In short, if your network was not protected, HCP can help to restore your network health.