Antivirus & Spyware

Viruses and spyware can slow down your system and loose data.

New viruses are being found "in the wild" all the time. Further, the speed at which these new viruses spread is increasing all the time. A key problem is not that antivirus programs do not detect such viruses, but the fact that most users do not use any antivirus program at all or, perhaps worse, the antivirus software and / or virus definitions database is out of date.

Spyware is computer software that is installed surreptitiously on a personal computer to intercept or take partial control over the user's interaction with the computer, without the user's informed consent.

While the term spyware suggests software that secretly monitors the user's behavior, the functions of spyware extend well beyond simple monitoring. Spyware programs can collect various types of personal information, such as Internet surfing habit, sites that have been visited, but can also interfere with user control of the computer in other ways, such as installing additional software, redirecting Web browser activity, accessing websites blindly that will cause more harmful viruses, or diverting advertising revenue to a third party. Spyware can even change computer settings, resulting in slow connection speeds, different home pages, and loss of Internet or other programs. In an attempt to increase the understanding of spyware, a more formal classification of its included software types is captured under the term privacy-invasive software.

Business Telephone Solutions can help find and remove any virus or spyware that may have already infected your computer, as well as provide business with the latest in preventative measures to better protect your network from these types of attacks.

While BTS can provide you with these traditional tools, it is ultimately up to your to make sure you these tools are used as directed. With our Sentinel Network Care package, we take the uncertainty out of the equation and manage all apsects of your network, including making sure you have the latest updates and that all of your systems are scanned on a regular basis. By being proactive in your system care and maintence, you can reduce downtime by up to 80%, allowing you and your employees to be more productive.