Do you have a computer with an Internet connection?
Then chances are your system is infected with some of these digital threats: viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, rootkits and other malware. That is no exaggeration, merely a fact.
Most likely you won't even notice there is a danger, because most of the malware is designed to work silently in the background and steal your confidential information (passwords, bank information, credit card number(s), i.p. address etc.). However, the symptoms can also be obvious: computer crash, hang-up or slow-down, ad pop-ups, slow internet connection, programs that can't be opened etc.
Nowadays, a good antivirus software is a must. Unfortunately, most people think a free antivirus program will do it. This is a fallacy for many reasons. A free antivirus program isn't by far as effective as paid software. It simply doesn't offer you all the features, real-time protection and new updates that are crucial to identify new viruses. Half-hearted protection is useless. Most attacks happen when your software isn't up-to-date. Most "free" antivirus versions also include annoying daily pop-ups saying you better upgrade for a paid version (of course there is one).
Worse still: a lot of free antivirus programs are FAKE, warning you that your computer has been infected with malware and pushing you to buy an antivirus program which actually doesn't remove anything, but adds even more malware!
Our advice is simple, but effective: save your time and nerves and get yourself a GOOD, paid antivirus software. And no, it's not far too expensive: your security should be worth $39. For that price your get the best antivirus software available today!
We can recommend the following, award-winning antivirus programs:
Ranked #1: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012
Ranked #3: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4