Practice Safe Internet Browsing for a Healthy Computer – Part One

West County Computers wants to keep your computer running smoothly and your personal data safe, and there’s few more simple and cost effective ways to do that than to utilize the appropriate software programs and practice good computer use habits, especially when it comes browsing the internet.

While most people in this day and age are computer savvy enough to use a computer and navigate the internet successfully, some of us still need a few pointers to keep our machines in tip-top operating shape and to keep from inadvertently infecting our computer with a virus. Sometimes, the more used to and comfortable we are with computers and the internet, the more we take it for granted and neglect to follow simple rules that can keep our computers and our personal data safe. Today we’ll begin a short, three part series on safe internet browsing.

Antivirus & Antispyware Programs

One of the most important and valuable programs any computer can be running is a reputable, up-to-date antivirus & antispyware softwasafe internet browsingre. It used to be that antivirus and antispyware programs were clunky and could conflict with other programs you might be running and sometimes lead to a slow-down of your computing experience, but technology has come a long way since those days and so has antivirus software. Now not only can you find a variety of excellent, reputable options for protecting your computer, you can even find cloud-based software that will auto-update so you never have to worry about your computer again except when you’re due for renewal.

Identifying the Best Software for Your Needs

At West County Computers, we’re familiar with a variety of excellent computer protection software and would be happy to make a recommendation based on your computing needs and habits, don’t wait until it’s too late, if you don’t have antivirus software, contact us today and we’ll get you set up so you can browse without worry. When we make a recommendation for you we’ll consider a few key specifics so we can refer you to the best program for your needs. We’ll consider your operating system, the way you use your computer, and your budget, so you can be assured you’ll be pointed to a program that not only suits your needs, but also your wallet.

Protecting Your Mobile Devices

Mobile computing devices have become so powerful, most can run many of the same programs desktops run, with ease. While it’s great that we can do all of our computing on the go, the convenience can breed an artificial sense of safety and people often forget that if they’re using a smartphone as they would a PC, they could be leaving themselves vulnerable to a data breach. But, what many people don’t realize is that antivirus & antispyware protection doesn’t have to stop at your desktop! Nowadays there is reputable antivirus software for your smartphones and tablets too, so you can protect all your devices and even your family’s devices with one simple antivirus program.

West County Computers wants you to have the antivirus protection you need, contact us today to learn more about protecting your mobile technology, we’re here to help. We’ll help you pick a program that’s right for you and get it installed and up-to-date so you never have to worry about your computer security again! Check back soon for the part two in our Safe Browsing series where we’ll cover the Do’s & Don’ts of internet and email browsing so you can surf safely.

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