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Many computer problems can be avoided by proper installation and configuration of anti-virus software. Spyware immunization and removal programs have also become a necessity. Computer system invasions have greatly increased, and new threats are always making an appearance. To maintain constant technological vigilance, both types of programs need to be updated on a regular basis. Your system needs to be scanned for threats, either manually or automatically, habitually to ensure your system is not victimized.

This will greatly reduce the chance of a virus attacking your system and will also stave off the risk of spy-ware related identity theft.

Always remember to keep notes on all error messages that may appear on your system, as these are extremely helpful in diagnosing the problem your computer may be experiencing. Knowledge of these messages can greatly reduce the time needed to repair the computer system, which can save hard earned dollars.

We specialize in virus and spyware removal. Computer systems can be infected by visiting a corrupt web page. There is also "fearware" that will appear to scan your system, and then notify you that you have a virus, then tell you to download a program to fix it. These programs are Fake. They infect the system instead of fixing problems.

It is always good practice to read disclaimers when installing a program, some programs also install 3rd party software, which may be spyware.

Below are some links to programs that will help you keep your system clean and virus free. Guides on how to use the software are located on the websites.

If you think your system may be infected, it is best to fix the problems right away. They can get worse over time. Some viruses invite others to join them. We can help you get back to safe computing! Give us a call at (815) 568-0947.

Trend House Call

HouseCall can quickly identify and fix a wide range of threats including viruses, worms, Trojans, and spyware. Includes....

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AVG Free

The key to AVG's efficiency in detecting infected files and exploits is the technology's multiple layers of protection. Files are pre-processed - and....

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Spybot Search and Destroy

Spybot - Search & Destroy® is still free for private use but now we also have more advanced products for our home users that include anti virus....

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Lavasoft Ad-Aware

Combining our legendary anti-spyware with a powerful antivirus, Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ enhances them with real-time protection, download protection....

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McAfee Antivirus

McAfee security products include features designed to protect every part of your digital lifestyle, on every device you use, without slowing you....

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Norton's free Security Scanner

Norton Security Scan conducts automatic weekly security scans to determine if your system has been infected with viruses, malware, spyware or other threats....

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