Anti-virusThe number of computer viruses and other malicious software (malware) threating world-wide technology environments are constanly increasing, with conservative figures estimate the release of at least 250 new computer viruses every month.

A study conducted in America on behalf of the National Cyber Security Alliance (2003) made some alarming discoveries:

  • 91% of broadband users have spyware on their home computers
  • 67% of users do not have properly and securely configured firewalls
  • 62% do not regularly update their anti-virus software
  • 86% keeps private and sensitive information on their home computers
  • 79% use their home computers to conduct sensitive financial or medical transactions on the internet
  • 62% of all broadband users are significantly vulnerable

Our day-to-day experience in the information technology environment is that these statistics have not reduced much since 2003, if at all - a large amount of support requests received daily deal with computer virus and malware infections, both on home computers and in businesses. Users are frequently uninformed as to the status and quality of their anti-virus software - mistakenly assuming that by having one installed, they will be protected against such cyber attacks.

Protection from cyber-attacks is unfortunately not as easy as installing an anti-virus application - especially a free application - and not thinking about it any further. Workstations are constantly under threat, with new viruses developed and vulnerabilities discovered regularly. It is essential to address these vulnerabilities and protect against new viruses, in order to ensure that our information remains protected. The first line of defense needs to be a good anti-virus solution.

AccessWeb have identified the ESET software solutions as a reliable yet affordable solution for protecting against computer viruses and other malicious sofware applications.

The ESET solutions deliver instant, comprehensive protection through proactive threat detection.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus

Built on the award-winning ThreatSense engine, ESET NOD32 Antivirus is a tightly integrated security solution that users can trust to protect their computers. ESET NOD32 Antivirus detects and disables viruses, trojans, worms, adware, spyware, phishing, rootkits and other internet threats. NOD32's comprehensive and proactive maximum protection has only a minimal impact on a computer's sytstem. Users will not experience a slowdown when running the program. After a quick and easy installation, NOD32 runs quietly in the background, freeing users to enjoy a safe and protected computer experience.

ESET Smart Security

ESET Smart Security is build on ESET NOD32 Antivirus and its powerful ThreatSense engine, and also provides antispyware, antispam and customised firewall features. Utilising ThreatSense the window of vulnerability between virus outbreak and the signature update is reduced.

ESET Smart Security detects and disables viruses, trojans, worms, adware, phishing, rootkits and other internet threats you may encounter online. It provides comprehensive, proactive protection with minimal impact on computer performance.

AccessWeb can assist with the irradication of viruses and malicious software applications on home and business computers, as well as provide you with an affordable ESET-based anti-virus solution. Contact us for more information or assistance.