If you do any business on a computer or online (and who doesn’t, these days?), you’re probably concerned about malware, and rightly so. Malware can slow down, stop, or even destroy your computer. It can also lead to personal or client data leakage. That’s why it’s important to know the truth about malware and not fall for myths. Here are a few of them:
It’s easy to tell if you’re a victim of malware
As dramatic as a huge sign flashing across your screen (“YOU’VE BEEN INFECTED!) would be, most malware is more insidious. It’s designed that way to take advantage of you without your even knowing. The malware can lurk in the background, for example, sending credentials you type to those looking to steal data.
Outdated operating systems offer protection
Are you under the impression that your OS (operating system) is so old, hackers wouldn’t even bother with it? Sorry, but you’re still at risk for malware, no matter the age of your device. Always keep your software up-to-date; many updates you’re prompted to do include layers of security you need.
Malware physically damages a device
This one is a bit silly. Malware usually isn’t designed to make your PC explode, burn up or spontaneously combust. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t dangerous. Talk to ClubDrive today about the latest malware protection!