Viruses, worms, bots, spyware, adware, keylogging devices. One of the most common causes of a sluggish PC is malicious software infection. From hijacking your machine and using it to pollute the web with spam, to cluttering your registry with bogus functions, bad code you pick up from web
surfing or downloading software is the number one culprit behind PC slowdown.
Chances are, you already have a decent antivirus program – but chances are, the subscription has already expired. As our friends at Shadowserver – a nonprofit made of volunteers who fight malware – always remind us, hundreds of new viruses are created each day. If you don't have an up-to-date subscription, you might as well not have the program running altogether. Besides, a year's worth of protection will only set you back between $16 and $50 dollars.
Before you renew your subscription or buy a new program, make sure you're protected by the right software. A good, all-purpose anti-malware program should:
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