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Kaspersky Vulnerabilities Exploited

If you’re using Kaspersky security software…

Why?

 

This is not the first time I’ve said I don’t recommend it.

I’ve been saying this for at least 10 years, but in recent days it has been revealed that not only has Kaspersky not been terribly secure, but that the Russians have hacked it for their own nefarious purposes.
Last month, Homeland Security issued a memo forbidding government agencies from using Kaspersky Labs software. That alone should be all you need to know.

As I’ve said in the past, the only product we recommend (for at least 12 years) is AVG. But… NO antivirus product is properly configured “out of the box”. They all have to be fine-tuned to provide proper protection. We only sell / use / recommend the AVG CloudCare and AVG Business products. There is a huge difference in the level of protection / configurability in all security products. If we could find something better, you can be sure we’d switch.

Don’t take my word for it. Read this Fox News Story for more information.

Also – and this should be obvious – NO security company gives away their flagship product. An antivirus is a lot like a motorcycle helmet. Do you want one somebody is giving away or do you want the best you can buy to protect your head? Think about that for a minute. Then call me if you want to be well protected.

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Name of author

Name: Wizard

Short Bio: The Computer Wizard (TCW). TCW was founded by Warren P. Harris in 1994 to service and repair computers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Relocating the business to Plano, Texas in 1999, TCW continued to flourish when an unfortunate loss of data for a wedding Mr. Harris photographed, caused him to research data recovery options. Realizing he would have to either pay someone to recover the photos or find out how to do it himself, the rest, as they say "is history". Approached by a friend who was a Private Investigator in 2006, Mr. Harris studied for his Investigator's license and began honing his skills in Computer Forensics. The company was renamed DFW Computer Integration in 2015.

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