Internet Security

To help protect your internet connected devices, Grenfell Internet Centre can supply Internet Security to suit a range of different applications and platforms. Whether you are a single user requiring protection for your laptop or smart phone, or a small business requiring licences for multiple machines, Grenfell Internet Centre can suggest a product to suit your needs. For more information on acquiring Internet Security to suit your device please feel free to contact us.

Malware

Malware comes in various forms including virus, worms, trojans, ransomware, adware, spyware or any other software with malicious intent. Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs), including toolbars, and search page hijackers are considered malware also. Detection of PUPs may not be enabled in your Internet Security by default, but is a good feature to have enabled.

Malware can spread via various different means, including email attachments, infected USB sticks, infected or compromised websites. Malware can also access your machine via cleverly crafted files. The files are created to exploit security holes in software running on your PC, or security holes in the operating system.

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Internet Security

For the average computer user, Internet Security software is often the first line of defence in protecting their device. Internet Security can help to protect users from opening malicious files, visiting malicious links, or even stop the installation of PUPs. Some Internet Security will also advise you when security patches are available for your operating system and software on your computer. This enables you to keep your operating system and software up-to-date which helps to prevent malware from exploiting vulnerabilities.

ESET Smart Security

Grenfell Internet Centre recommends ESET Smart Security  to help protect your Windows computer. It is available from Grenfell Internet Centre and more details can be acquired by contacting us. ESET provide Internet Security for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Android devices.

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Check out our Tech Tips articles for more information on how to protect yourself online.

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