Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Best Way to Protect Your Church From Computer Viruses

It's plain and simple. Get yourself some reliable Spyware/Adware/Virus protection software. We have done the leg work to find the very best options for your church office. You can find some links to the right of the page, as well as below.

#1.)Firewall Gold: If you're looking to get ONE software that protects all your files, removes spyware, and guards against viruses, this is hands down our #1 recommendation.

#2.) Spyware Bot: This software comes as our #1 recommendation for spyware removal. Whie it doesn't do as much as the above "Firewall Gold" Its very easy to use, and does the job very effectively.

#3.)Church Data Security Software: This is our #1 recommendation for Data Protection. Again, this software is more specialized for data protection only, but if that's all you need, this is what we recommend. We know your church has many files that must be securely stored. The truth is, if you're not currently protecting them properly, anyone could be viewing them as we speak.

Please search our blog for dozens of tips on protecting your church from viruses, and securing your data. We're here to help, and hope that you find our blog informative. Check back for regular content updates.

How Viruses Work Against Your Church Computer System

Here are 10 ways to protect your church from viruses, and spyware.

1.) Use a high quality anti virus software.

2.) Make sure it is always turned on.

3.) Keep your software up to date. If there is a new release, download it!

4.) Backup your data regularly.

5.) If you use floppy disks or USB drives on public computers like your school computer lab, Kinko’s, or even digital photo printing store make sure you scan them for viruses. Public computers are notorious for not being up to date and properly protected.

6.) Be wary of email attachments.

7.) Use text email if possible. While HTML email is prettier and allows you more control over formatting it also can carry computer viruses.

8.) Use downloaded freeware and shareware files or software with caution. Try to download them from popular reputable sources

9.) Be wary of links in IM or instant messaging software

10.) Be wary of social networking sites, such as myspace or facebook. Never download anything from a user you don't know well as it could contain a virus!

Tips, by Jim Faller

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