Is my computer completely protected and clean once I have an anti-virus program?
The answer is No. There are simply too many malicious schemes out there; it is hard to cover them all with one program.
Consider this: Let’s pretend your computer is a castle. To get inside your castle everyone needs to pass through the armed anti-virus guard at the entrance. You are the King or Queen of your castle and you let anyone you choose into your castle. Let us suppose that you love to have a lot of parties and you invite all types of website guests to your computer party. Most of these guests will leave your castle when the party is over, but some will get lost in such a big place and never leave. Some will have made a mess like little monkeys that love to swing from one point to the next, while others may have given you gifts of appreciation that are really more like innate little creatures.
As you can guess, you will need more than just a guard at the front door to keep your castle secure and clean. You might need a PC cleaning lady to keep the place tidy and sort out those gifts. A PC handyman will be needed to restore, repair, or replace all those little bits that may have been torn, broken, or misplaced during the party by those little monkeys.
You many not see the need for this extra help after one small website party, but if you have one every day with all types of guests, eventually it will become obvious that you need to add to the castle staff.
On my next post I will give you some recommendations so you can be the King or Queen of your PC Castle and live happily ever after.
David Goes has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services and computer industry. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems with cum laude designation. His expertise is in providing computer solutions that deliver business value and personal efficiency through database management, computer optimization, and online marketing.