Effective Immunity

By Sheryl Canter  |  Posted 2003-08-19 Print this article Print

Antivirus software isn't enough to protect you from the latest threats. Implement these five tips to keep your system safe.

Think a virus checker is all you need to keep your computer safe? Think again. Virus checkers can protect only against known viruses. Even if you regularly update your virus definitions, theres always a lag between when a virus (or a worm or a Trojan horse) appears and when protection against the virus is available. In the interim, your computer can become infected unless you take other steps.


Sheryl Canter joined PC Magazine as an Associate Editor in 1991, and has been a Contributing Editor since 1993. As a speaker, writer, and editor, her specialty is in demystifying computer technology to make it interesting and accessible to a wide audience.

A software developer since the early 1980's, Sheryl is currently writing programs for Windows and the Web. .

For more on Sheryl Canter, go to www.SherylCanter.com.


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