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Keep your PC safe from all major threats with high quality Anti-Virus software
PC Repair Leeds can confirm we have chosen to support Webroot anti-virus software during 2020. After comparing all leading software, Webroot was the highest performing program in our tests for low CPU usage, effectiveness and being the least obtrusive.
We are commonly asked what the difference is between free and paid anti-virus (AV) software. The issue with free software in the case of AV is that a part of the protection will be missing or a feature not included. The missing feature might be the number of times the anti-virus updates its database on a daily basis or it might be a limitation to the firewall. If you are in business, we strongly recommend using the paid version of any anti-virus software as this will help comply with the General Data Protection Regulation principles.
In addition to a paid AV we use Malwarebytes anti-malware software as an additional layer of security. Malwarebytes is a no nonsense program which will detect any malware on your computer and remove it. The free version is excellent for manual scanning whilst the paid version will run in real-time. The combination of Webroot and Malwarebytes has kept our clients safe for many years.
Across all AV software, there are 5 different types of protection:
- Virus – Software that is built to damage, copy or delete your files
- Malware – Malicious software designed to cause damage to your computer
- Spyware – Software designed to monitor what you do on your computer
- Worms – A form of malware which will reproduce itself time and time again causing loss of processing power
- Adware – Unauthorised banners and software designed to sell you unwanted software or guide you to non-secure websites
How we can help you with an Anti-Virus solution
Your computer is a door to the internet. You need to protect its contents from unauthorised access via malware, spyware or virus intrusions. Do you leave your front door unlocked when you go out? If you don’t have anti-virus software it is not a question of if, but when you will be attacked!
When bearing in mind an AV product to recommend to our clients, PC Repair Leeds considered many factors, from price to effectiveness. Additionally, we look at support for when things go wrong.
Webroot has proven to be reliable, easy to install and uses low resources. They have also won many awards as one of the best AV software providers.
If your Anti-virus is due for renewal, then contact us today. PC Repair Leeds is proud to offer Webroot as the AV for 2020 / 2021 from as little as £3.00 per month or part of our monitoring contract