It’s a mad, mad world out there, especially in the Wild West of the internet. New threats are being exposed every single day, and news of yet another data breach crops up constantly. And with the abundance of internet-supported devices and the availability of suspicious public wifi connections, it would be foolish not to wrap your laptop or device in every possible layer of antivirus and antimalware protection you possibly can.
Which is why there’s great news from AVG. As one of a handful of household names in the software-against-threats retail space, AVG has long offered a full toolbox to help users of different operating systems protect their computers. AVG released three updates today for some of its top-selling antivirus titles: AVG Antivirus 2015 64-bit, AVG Antivirus 2015 32-bit, and AVG Internet Security 2015.
Depending on your needs–which will largely depend on what you do with your computer and what types of online behaviors you’ve engaged in–you’ll need to decide whether antivirus protection fits your needs, or whether you need a stronger layer of threat blocking protection. Antivirus does exactly what the name implies, and that’s protect your computer from installing known threats; that’s why there’s a constant need to update, since AVG and other companies release updates to protect against every new virus they learn about. Not updating your antithreat software means you’re only protected against the viruses the industry knew about the last time you installed or updated.
Internet Security is a little more involved, and protects against hackers, malicious targeted attacks, and more, while still keeping you protected from run of the mill viruses, adware, spyware, et al. Again, depending on the type of work you do, this might be the safer option for you.
Whatever you choose to go with, just remember that those updates–while time consuming and quite possibly even bothersome–are vital to your tech’s security.
While you’re checking out the latest updates for AVG’s products, another antimalware tool got an update today, and that’s USBFix. It’s much like other antivirus and antimalware software, but this one removes threats from USB-connected devices like flash drives, your smartphone, and more. Just install the program on your computer and it scans and blocks threats before you open the connected drive.