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What is Antivirus software and why do I need it?

What is Antivirus software?

Antivirus is the name for a computer program that protects your computer from potential viruses, computer worms, and other vicious programs.  At its core, Antivirus software detects, deletes or disarms viruses that try to attack your PC.

Antivirus software is essential part of every PC, laptop, netbook or Mac that is connected to the Internet.

Why do I need Antivirus software?

Every day there are thousands new viruses emerging on the Internet and their role is to harm your PC. They can cause severe damage such as slow down your computer, damage files, steal or delete stored information without your knowledge.

You need Antivirus if you use your PC for any of these activities:

  • Browse the Internet
  • Receive or send emails, pictures or attachments
  • Download applications or other files
  • Shop online
  • Transfer data from/to your PC using memory sticks, CDs or any other external storage

If the computers used in your offices are not protected against the online threats your confidential data such as customer database, price list or contracts are at high risk of being hacked. The disruptions and corruption of your files and computer can also result in decreased productivity which in turn can cost your business money and time.

By installing Antivirus software you prevent your computer from getting infected and your data getting lost. However, it’s critical to ensure that the Antivirus software can be updated on a regular basis so it can detect and remove new threats.

Top Tip: Make sure you set your Antivirus software for automatic updates so it’s fresh every day! Firstly, connect your PC to the Internet, start the Antivirus program, and click on the Update button.

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How we protect our PCs and data

As an IT support company we have come across vast majority of Antivirus versions that are currently available on the market. Across every Antivirus program, the one that exceeded our expectations is NOD32 from ESET which we have been using it to protect our computers and data for the last 9 years. It is cost-effective Antivirus software with award-winning detection level that can be configured to your needs.

Key benefits of Eset’s NOD32 Antivirus

  • Cost-effective security for your business
  • Fast and easy to use computer protection
  • 1 multi-system license per company
  • Low system overhead that does not slow your PC
  • Daily automatic updates

The reasons to buy from us

We supply NOD32 software ourselves, and install and configure it for you including a 1 year license for £40 + VAT.

  • Free remote installation – no hassle
  • Configured as on our computers
  • A year’s worth of updates and full support
  • Free migration to a new PC within 1 year

To protect your PC & data today

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As of 3rd April 2018, ITC is now proud to be part of Net Primates incorporating all of the existing products, services, and customers that have previously been supported by ITC.

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