Internet Protection


Internet Protection

Protecting your computer is an important step to keeping your computer and information safe and secure.

As you are probably aware, there are many viruses, malware, spyware, and rogue software applications on the internet just waiting to infest your computer. Luckily, many of these computing hazards can be avoided by having a good internet security suite running on your computer and by practicing safe computing habits. Viruses can spread through any network, modem, or magnetic medium. Regardless of their origin, having the tools and resources to prevent or remove these dangers is crucial to protecting your computer and data.

For the best protection, TKS Computer Solutions recommends and sells security suites by McAfee and Symantec that will help to prevent malicious attacks on your computer(s). We also provide virus, malware, and spyware removal services. For more information, call (814) 834-7991 or come to our store at 21 North Saint Marys Street, St. Marys, PA .

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Only install trusted and well known programs. The programs listed below are safe and effective anti-virus, anti-malware, and anti-spyware applications and tools.

Do not attempt to run more than one anti-virus program at a time on your computer. Antivirus programs operate in a way in which they will conflict with each other and can make your computer run very slow. Always uninstall the current antivirus program (even if it is expired) before installing the new one. However, you can safely run more than one anti-spyware or anti-malware program at the same time.

Make certain to allow your anti-virus program and anti-malware/spyware programs (and Windows Update) to download and install scheduled updates. This will assure that your computer has protection from the most recent threats.

Anti-Virus and Security Suites

McAfee Active Protection (sold by TKS)
McAfee Active Protection™ technology instantly analyzes and blocks new and emerging threats in milliseconds so there’s virtually no gap in your protection.
Symantec Products (sold by TKS)
Symantec has a variety of business and home products that provide ultimate protection, performance and peace of mind against digital dangers.
Free AVG Antivirus

Basic protection for surfing, searching and social networking. Millions of people around the world use AVG Anti-Virus Free for their basic online activities. Whether it's surfing the Internet, conducting web searches, or simply keeping up with friends on Facebook, AVG Anti-Virus Free has got you covered.

Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple
Avast! Free Antivirus
Avast! Free Antivirus often outperforms our competitors´ paid products and is the minimum protection you should have — it provides great protection against viruses and spyware.

Anti-Spyware, Anti-Malware, and Anti-Adware

Ad-Aware Free Internet Security
Ad-Aware Free now features complete malware protection, that won't slow your computer down! Real-time protection against virus, spyware, trojans, rootkits, hijackers, keyloggers, and more!
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Malwarebytes has created an easy-to-use, simple, and effective anti-malware application. Whether you know it or not your computer is always at risk of becoming infected with viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and malware that are constantly evolving and becoming harder to detect and remove.
Spybot - Search & Destroy
Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behavior to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven't intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been "hijacked" (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don't see the symptoms, your computer may be infected.
SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition

SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition is 100% Free and will detect and remove thousands of Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, KeyLoggers, Dialers, Hi-Jackers, and Worms. SUPERAntiSpyware features many unique and powerful technologies and removes spyware threats that other applications fail to remove. SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition does not include real-time blocking or scheduled scanning.

Follow the instructions to initiate the SUPERAntiSpyware Online Scan. The scanner will detect AND remove over 1,000,000 spyware/malware infections. The scanner does NOT install anything on your Start Menu or Program Files and does NOT need to be uninstalled.

Follow the instructions to download the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner. The scanner features our complete scanning and removal engine and will detect AND remove over 1,000,000 spyware/malware infections. The scanner does NOT install anything on your Start Menu or Program Files and does NOT need to be uninstalled. The scanner contains the latest definitions so you DO NOT need Internet Access on the infected system to scan.

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