Ok, I was feeling bad. I wrote a post last week about anti-virus for the Mac, but that is still a pretty small threat (at least it is if you are educated on the issues). PC users have had to address this issue, from, if nothing else, Microsoft’s success of owning so much market share (and maybe they deserve a little of the blame too), for quite a while now. I think almost all PC users are aware and guarded against malware and viruses.
I don’t know if you have heard of it before, but I am a big fan of Immunet
(disclaimer – Immunet is owned by Sourcefire
). But don’t take my word for it, even CNet
gave it four and a half stars. 🙂 You can run Immunet’s free anti-virus even if you already have an anti-virus loaded on your PC. The download can be found at http://www.immunet.com/free/index.html
You can download it at http://download.cnet.com/Ad-Aware-Free-Internet-Security/3000-8022_4-10045910.html. That will make sure your anti-virus is working properly and make sure you don’t have any malware already on your PC.
Just remember the famous trademark phrase from Sergeant Phil Esterhaus: “Hey, let’s be careful out there.” Be aware of what you are doing and who you trust, change your passwords often and use strong passwords.