Spam, Rootkits, Malware and Viruses are the bane and enemy of all computer users worldwide.
They are the cause of blue screens, strange error messages, huge system slowdowns, and worst of all, data loss.
Even when there is no computer system in a regular office environment that is 100% fully protected from cyber threats, we always strive to be at the top to make your computer systems as bullet-proof and virus-free as possible.
At IT SUPPORT DAT, we firmly believe that prevention is infinitely better than the cure. A computer user who is trained to see a suspicious email as a threat as soon as it arrives on their email inbox and knows the preventive measures and steps provided by software security systems will have a cleaner computer than one who is not informed or savvy about computer attacks. That is why our technicians are there to educate and help the computer users on practices and ways to prevent and eradicate computer threats.
A good and updated security software installed can remove threats and detect them before they do any further harm on the data or the computers.
Do you know what makes a good anti-virus system?
Having an exceptional eye and rates of detection against “in the wild” or known threats.
Timely and constant definition files update.
A software that takes up little system resources, makes efficient use of your CPU and does not slow the computer down.
A great and comprehensive clean-up system if the virus or threat does get into the computer.
Robust- the software and the programming of the anti-virus system should be well coded and written with a wide range of compatibility in mind. It should work well with various operating systems and with myriad of other applications. It should, by itself not harm or cause the computer system to crash, like many of the much-advertised “leading” anti-virus software can.
A wide range of solutions to filter out the junk or spam that can choke up your Inbox.
Email is widely recognised as the backbone of modern and digital communication. While it may be quick and convenient, these factors could easily be neutralised when the person starts receiving endless amounts of spam.
Junk and spam email blocking up your inbox is a major nuisance. Sorting through junk emails to read and respond to the real and urgent ones is a waste of time and can be a major source of frustration to users.
A worldwide spam monitoring agency called Spamhaus estimates that in North America and Europe, approximately 90 percent of all incoming emails are spam and junk ones.
You may be wondering about how the companies could have known of your email address? There are indeed two methods that a spammer may use in order to get email addresses- one is by using a technique called dictionary spamming and the other is by harvesting email.
Email Harvesting – spambots, or specialised automated software, scour and scan the internet for publicised email addresses. An example would be if your email address is plainly listed on a blog, a website or in forums, it can be collected and stored by the spambots. The email addresses retrieved this way are used in mass marketing campaigns.
Dictionary Spammer– Another specialised software that a spammer may use, it can “guess” any and every possible name combination in a certain domain. An example for it is if the spammer starts sending out emails to, lets say, email@example.com and will continue until it reaches firstname.lastname@example.org. More experienced spammers may give more effort to harvest name combinations and include all given names such as first and last name combinations.
There are actually several tactics and methods to prevent and reduce the amount of spam or junk messages that goes to your inbox. You may use your ISP’s unique spam filter, using a specific anti-spam software system, using hosted email, setting up a spam firewall, or enabling anti-spam rules for your email client. Each of these solutions given are different and are determined by your current configuration of email, the degree of the problem, and your budget.