My brother was talking to me last night about the different Antivirus Software Programs that are on the market today. There are so many of them, it is really hard to make a decision about which one really is the best one to get! My brother was concerned about making sure that he has the best one out there because one of his best friends recently had his computer hacked into and now his friend is having identity theft issues AND his computer isn’t working right. He had to take his computer to a repair shop for them to clean it up and is going through some major credit problems because of the identity theft issue.
So now we have been spending a lot of time on the Internet trying to come up with the best possible solutions for the security of computers that are on the Internet almost all of the time. Personally, I think it would be wise to turn your computer off when you are not using it, as I think that most of the time the hackers get into the computer in the middle of the night. But viruses can sneak into your computer in a lot of different ways, so that really is not the complete answer. One good option we are looking into is a suite of software that we found online. They sell a suite of software that includes anti-spyware, anti-virus, anti-spam, and anti-phishing protection. It also has an identity theft toolbar to help protect your identity.