Adware Malware Help
Posted on 2004-09-17
I own a small computer repair outfit from my home office. Over the last 16 months my business has increase 100 fold mainly from word of mouth. 90% of my current business is from home and business users with adware, malware and/or virus problems. I have many removal programs and quite a bit of experience in removing adware and the rest. I know this will effect my return business but I would love to offer my customers a means of protection and prevention from adware, malware and viruses. I currently suggest Mcaffee Software for virus prevention...but I have yet to review software that prevents and protects adware, malware and other critters.
Is there software that someone here can suggest...price is a concern, because I always evaluate any software that I recommend to my customers and can afford to waste money on programs that only "sometimes" work!
Also, the best advice I have been able to offer my customers as a way to avoid "re-infection" is -
1: Keep Windows updated
2: Keep Virus software updated
3: Have some form of Firewall (For DSL/Cable customers)
4: Be aware/careful of what you download
5: Avoid most P2P software
6: Don't let kids have admin/superuser access
Is there a "Best Practices" on how to avoid spyware, malware, and viruses. It's getting really bad out there and some people are giving up. I'd like to be able to assist in keeping the net a safe place to "surf"!