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April 2024 Newsletter

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CallTyrone IT Service April Newsletter: Antivirus Software - Your Digital Guardian

 

Understanding Antivirus Software

Antivirus software is an essential tool for safeguarding your computer against malware, viruses, and cyber threats. It operates silently in the background, scanning files for malicious content and blocking unauthorized access to your system.

Is Your Antivirus Working?

To ensure your antivirus software is functioning correctly, look for:

  • Regular updates of virus definitions.
  • System scans scheduled or completed.
  • Real-time protection status being active.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

If you encounter problems with your antivirus:

  1. Check for updates: Ensure your software is up-to-date.
  2. Restart the software: Sometimes a simple restart can fix minor glitches.
  3. Contact support: If issues persist, reach out to the antivirus support team.

Pop-Up Alerts: Nuisance or Necessary?

Frequent pop-up alerts can be annoying but are often necessary to inform you of potential threats or necessary actions. Customize your notification settings to balance between being informed and overwhelmed.

Today’s Cyber Threats in the USA

The digital landscape is riddled with threats, from phishing scams to ransomware attacks. One particularly alarming trend is the emergence of malicious URLs with audio warnings that attempt to trick users into calling fake support numbers.

The Notorious ‘Bad URL’ Scam

These URLs lead to pages that lock your browser and play an audio message, falsely claiming your computer is at risk and urging you to call a support number. This is a scam.

Handling Audible Alerts: Key Considerations

  1. Do not call the number: Legitimate companies will never ask you to call a support number from an automated message.
  2. Close the browser: Use Task Manager if necessary.
  3. Run a full system scan: Use your antivirus to check for infections.
  4. Report the incident: Help others by reporting the scam to authorities.
  5. Educate yourself and others: Awareness is the best defense against scams.

Ensuring Active Protection

To verify your antivirus is active:

  • Look for the antivirus icon in the system tray.
  • Open the software to check the status and subscription expiration.

Spotlight on CallTyrone IT Services’ Antivirus Solutions

At CallTyrone IT Services, we trust VIPRE Advance Security, Trend Micro Worry-Free endpoint solution, and Kaspersky Cloud to protect our clients.

VIPRE Advance Security1

Offers comprehensive protection with a user-friendly interface, ensuring robust defense against the latest threats.

Trend Micro Worry-Free2

A cloud-based solution that provides advanced machine learning and AI-powered data correlation for superior protection.

Kaspersky Cloud3

Delivers enterprise-level security with advanced detection and response capabilities from the cloud.

Industry Rankings

In the vast landscape of internet security, these three stand strong. While not always topping the charts, they provide reliable, solid protection that meets the diverse needs of our clientele4.

Conclusion: Take Action for Your Digital Safety

Your digital safety is in your hands. Stay vigilant, keep your antivirus active, and never hesitate to reach out to CallTyrone IT Services for guidance. Together, we can build a safer digital world.

Stay secure, stay informed, and remember, CallTyrone IT Services is here to help you navigate the digital frontier.

1: VIPRE 3: Kaspersky Cloud 2: Trend Micro 4: Antivirus Rankings

 

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