Virus Prevention Tools, Tips, and Tricks
By Tommy Armendariz, About.com Guide
When selecting antivirus software, it's important to keep in mind that every system and every user is unique. What works best for your neighbor, may not be the best solution for you. First, only consider antivirus that has achieved certification from each of the three core testing agencies: Virus Bulletin, Checkmark, and ICSA Labs. Then determine the features that will meet your particular needs. For example, gamers may want to use an antivirus solution with special features to minimize gaming conflicts.
- Top Windows Antivirus
- Macintosh Antivirus
- Best Antivirus for Web and Email
- Best Antivirus for Netbooks and Older PCs
- Antivirus for Gamers
Prevention Tips and Tweaks
Antivirus software is only one component of a good security posture. Understand risky behaviors and adopt good habits that will minimize your risk of infection.
- Securing Outlook & Outlook Express
- Securing Internet Explorer
- Beware of Online Scams
- Computer Safety Tips