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Virus infections cost billions worldwide...

Virus Infections cost BillionsThe cost of computer infections to businesses world-wide is expected to surpass 30 Billion dollars in 2009. This not only includes the cost of repairing the virus infections; it also accounts for the cost of lost of productivity due to downed systems. As if these aren't enough, some virus infections can the loss of priceless company data that must either be restored from backups or reconstructed at great cost.

There is also another the costs associated with internet fraud and identity theft committed using compromised customer data. Viruses known as Trojans are designed to silently compromise your system and collect personal information such as names, addresses, social security and account numbers and send the information out to its author. Unfortunately, these types of viruses are among the most common and most destructive.

Build a Comprehensive Network Denfense...

Protect your business from comprehensive internet security plan today. With the right mix of technologies, hardware and software, PCTech can greatly minimize your risk of network intrusion and virus infection. Protecting your network from these threats is not just important; it's Good Business practice. Call PCTech today for a free consultation and site survey. Our network specialists will analyze your network threats custom tailored solution for your business.

Drop or Restrict Bad Computing Habbits...

In most cases, viruses require human intervention in order to infect a computer system. The infectious file is either sent to the user in an email, an instant message or downloaded from a web site. The key here is to avoid the most prevalent sources of viruses to minimize your risk of infection, even if it means restricting access to certain websites, instant messaging and file types contained in company email.

Control Internet Access - As a rule of thumb, Computer Viruses are not downloaded from websites owned by legitimate businesses. However, they are commonly spread by the use of FREE Content placed on MySpace, Facebook and Twitter pages controlled by individuals. Though in most cases, they do this unknowingly, the still contribute to the problem. It is a good business practice to block access to these pages, and others like them.

Stop Instant Messaging - Instant Messaging software such as MSN, Yahoo Chat & AOL are among the most common sources of computer virus infection. Because they allow files to be transfered from one person to the other, instant messaging makes it possible to transmit virus or Trojan through a chat room or private session. Many times, the file is disguised as an image or movie file which are commonly traded online.

Disinfect your eMail - Depending on your current email setup, PCTech will recommend the best solution to assure that both your incoming and outgoing company email is secure and free of known viruses. This not only ensures that your business is protected, but also that your business doesn't contribute to the spread of these infections.

Call PCTech Today for your FREE Consultation...

Call for your FREE consultationWith the risk of computer virus infection and recovery on the rise, today more than ever important to take teh steps necessary to reduce your risk. It not only saves your business money in repair costs and lost revenues, it can also lead to the desturction of company data that simply cannot be replaced.

Don't let your business contribute to this staggering statistic. Call PCTech today and ask for your FREE site survey and consultation. We are here to help you with all your IT needs.

Tips on how to avoid computer viruses...

  • Install quality Antivirus software on your system, it greatly reduces the risk to a manageable level.
  • Update your Antivirus on a Daily Basis. New viruses are discovered everyday.
  • Perform monthly system checks. It is important to check your system periodically.
  • Use extreme caution opening files sent to you by unknown sources. Even Word and Excel files can contain Trojans, and should be scanned first.
  • Be weary of file transfers during online chat or IM sessions. MSN and other instant messengers are the most common ways to transmit Trojans & viruses.
  • Be careful when viewing pages such as Facebook, MySpace & Twitter. The content is controlled by individual users.