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Protecting Your Computer Against Harmful Malware

Protecting Your Computer Against Harmful Malware

What exactly is malware?

Malware, or Malicious Software, is software that is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system. Malware is often designed for criminal purposes. There are many kinds of malware such as Viruses, Trojans, and Worms. However, the latest forms of malware which are becoming more concerning are Ransomware and Spyware.

 

Ransomware

Ransomware is a form of Malware. It is a program which you can obtain from an infected email attachment, website, or even Facebook messages. Ransomware threatens to publish your data publicly, or encrypts your data on the computer thus locking you out of your information until a ransom is paid. These ransoms are usually requested in the form of Bitcoins, a digital cryptocurrency which cannot be tracked or traced.

 

Spyware

Spyware is another form of Malware. Just like ransomware, spyware can be obtained through infected email attachments, websites, or even Facebook messages. Spyware runs in the background of your computer, collecting various information, such as keystrokes you make on your keyboard when entering passwords or credit card information. 

 

How do I stay protected?

Ensuring that you have a reputable Antivirus or Antimalware program installed on your computer is the first line of defence. Preferably a program with multiple layers of protection, such as:

 

Surf Protection - 

Blocking access to known fraudulent and dangerous websites to avoid phishing and accidental malware downloads.

 

Real-Time File Guard - 

Constantly scanning all downloaded and started files.

 

Behavior Blocker & Live-Cloud Verification -

Preventing new, sophisticated malware attacks that others can’t protect you from – optimized against zero-day attacks.

 

We have the solution!

We offer a Managed Antimalware and Antivirus component with our GekkoGuard subscriptions. Powered by the award winning EMSISOFT, our GekkoGuard program is sure to keep you at peace.

 

Antivirus & Anti-Malware

Scans faster with two detection engines than most products do with just one.

 

Three-layered real-time protection

Surf Protection, Dual Engine File Guard, Behavior Blocker ensure optimum protection.

 

Easy to use interface

A simple yet efficient security suite that completelyprotects your digital life.

 

Removal of Potentially Unwanted Programs

PUPs are not dangerous per se, but come hand
in hand with annoying ads or toolbars and slow down your computer. You can tell Emsisoft Internet Security to remove those for you.

 

Online Banking Protection

Keeps fraudsters away from your money by hardening your browser software.

 

Intelligent Firewall

Closes off and hides your system when using public networks (e.g. public wifi hotspots).

 

Award-Winning Performance

Emsisoft constantly ranks exceptionally well in these tests – and in many others.

For more information about our GekkoGuard Subscription Plans, visit our website at: https://gekkotech.ca/pages/gekkoguard 

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