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Have You Infected Your Own Computer? Why It’s Crucial You Stay Away From “Free!” Malware Clean-up Tools
We understand that protecting your network and devices against online threats is crucial – you hear about the potential downfalls all the time. Cybercriminals are crippling business, infecting systems, and stealing data. So naturally you’ll do just about anything to avoid that; even when you’re not 100% sure it’s the best solution.
GET RID OF MALWARE ON YOUR PC!
How many times have you come across pop-ups, ads or websites claiming they offer free, easy ways to clean your PC or desktop? We know why that sounds appealing – who doesn’t want a fast, free, easy fix?
Here’s the problem – nearly every time Sydney Technology Solutions has been called to clean up an infected system where users have installed free clean-up tools to try to fix the problem themselves, those clean-up tools turned out to actually be malware. And, more often than not, they can be very hard to remove.
Never Rely on Free Online Tools
It’s true that the most expensive technology isn’t always the best – but when it comes to protecting your business against crippling attacks, you need to make sure you’re making the right moves. Otherwise, your livelihood could be at risk.
- Cybercriminals are smart, and highly adaptive. They understand technology, and they know how badly business owners want to protect their networks. So, that’s what they prey on.
- Pop-ups ads and websites offering free malware removal tools are typically just malware in disguise. That means, while you try to clean up your device, you’re actually infecting it with dangerous viruses, bugs and Trojans.
When it comes to cleaning your system or setting up proactive protection, you need a team of experts on your side – not an Optimizer product or a free download you found online. Get in touch with Sydney Technology Solutions to discuss the most effective ways to guard your business against intrusive bugs. Contact our team at [email protected] or (02) 8212 4722.