4. You can become a proxy for sending out virus to customers and colleagues without even knowing about it
Usually, viruses nest into your computer software without you even realising it. They can infect your files and you would be none the wiser. Furthermore, foreign devices, such as USB sticks and hard drives, become infected and then spread the virus onto other machines. Files and documents being sent across emails can contain malware and again infect other machines.
5. Malware, virus’ and ransomware are effective to all types of operating systems, so no computer is safe
Just because you’re using a device that doesn’t run Windows software it doesn’t mean you have a get out of jail free card. Devices like your mobile phone, tablet and smartwatch are all susceptible to becoming infected. In addition, most types operating system, including Mac OSX, have virus script coders creating thousands of different lines of malware code every day. Prevention of virus’ can save users from a lot of heart ache and keep productivity high.
With a well maintained and patched virus protection you and your business are the most highly protected. However, no amount of protection is 100% secure but the more you proactively protect your computer, will heavily reduce the chance of becoming infected. Prevention is always better than a cure as the removal of a virus can be a lengthy and costly task affecting your business’ reputation and productivity.