As we immerse ourselves more and more with technology, we have to keep in mind that viruses can become an even bigger threat. But, if you have a secure internet connection, are wary of unfamiliar downloads and invest in antivirus software, you can protect your computer - and your saved data - from needing virus removal.
In particular, a new Michigan State University (MSU) study reveals that by investing in what they call a "triple threat" - antivirus, anti-adware and anti-spyware software - users are 50 percent more likely to avoid identity theft through stolen credit card information.
"When you think about antivirus software protecting you, you might think about it keeping your files safe and not losing your music and photos," Thomas Holt, an associate professor of criminal justice at MSU and lead researcher on the project, told Science Daily. "The important thing we're finding here is that it's not just about protecting your files, but also about protecting you economically - about reducing your chances of being a victim of identity theft."
Antivirus software protects your computer by detecting and removing viruses and worms, but anti-adware and anti-spyware software can prevent self-installing software, as well.
Many computer users also may not realize that downloading music, television shows, movies and pornographic material from pirated websites can leave them more susceptible to needing Trojan virus removal or another type of malware removal, so it's best to download media legally.
If you want to purchase antivirus and other anti-malware software for your Apple or PC computer, you can contact a local computer or laptop repair center today for assistance and information.