Chances are if you’ve used an electronic device such as a computer, tablet or phone you have heard of a “virus” or “malware”. But many people still do not remain protected. Today, Chipheads Computer Repair in Richfield, Minnesota is discussing antivirus software and why you should be using it. Have questions? Need professional computer help? We would be happy to help with any of your needs, contact our computer repair shop nearby today.

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So What Exactly Is Malware..?

Malware is malicious software/code, including viruses that can cause harm to devices such as desktop computers, laptops, tablets and even mobile phones. Typically malware is accidentally downloaded to the device through sketchy websites, downloads from random places, email attachments, etc. Depending upon the exact type of malware, various things can occur. In some cases data is stolen, in others, it is encrypted and held captive, sometimes the data is just removed completely and lost forever.

What Is Antivirus Software?

Antivirus/Antimalware software is a product that is designed to prevent and/or remedy infections by malicious code/programs. They can detect, prevent, quarantine and even remove viruses and other malware from your system. They typically update automatically (and quite regularly) to make sure you are safe even against the latest threats.

What Type Of Antimalware Program Should I Use?

Most modern computers come with protection already built-in. We recommend making sure that anything available on your device is activated and running. Certain third-party programs can interfere with the programs that come with your system. We recommend heavily researching or contacting a Richfield computer repair shop to help you select the best option.


Schedule Virus/Malware Repair in Richfield, Minnesota Today

Think your device may already be infected..? Need malware/virus removal in Richfield, Minnesota? Contact Chipheads Computer Repair today to get started.