Posted by Tom Penniston - NFLCC, ORCA [184.108.40.206] on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:02AM :
In Reply to: Email malware posted by Bob King-Nflcc,IN [220.127.116.11] on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 6:46PM :
There are a number of good AV-AM programs out there. AVG is a good free one. I have always spent the money for quality ones. Symantec and Kaspersky are both very good. But none of them protect you from "zero day" attacks. Those are newly released attacks for which, no company has yet built definitions to defend against them. Never click on anything in an email you don't know the sender. Be cautious of clicking on anything even friends send you. Hover over the link in the email and look in the lower left to see where it is resolving to, if it looks odd or unfamiliar, don't click on it. I'm the AV admin for a large Gov't agency, the attempted attacks never end, so make sure you have some sort of quality product to protect your computer and your data. AND, always back up your system to a separate drive regularly (cloud, SAN storage, jump drive, something).
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