Now the race is on to provide a solution. Companies like Symantec, Kaspersky, McAfee and AVG are each working to improve their products with more complete bundles. Looking for known malware is “not keeping up” says Phil Hochmuth of Kaspersky. Network packet inspection, behavior monitoring, and system restore products are now part of a suite of solutions offered by most major anti-malware vendors and it’s likely to stay that way. As hackers become more sophisticated, computer protection will evolve to be more comprehensive in its abilities.
In order to defend yourself from these maladies, the only solution is a full range of products, such as those offered by Norton Complete or AOL Security Essentials. Microsoft’s free software or AVG-Free are okay for minimum protection, but don’t offer the full suite of scanning and monitoring that the other companies offer yet. While some packages might be as little as $50 for lifetime updates, others might be $30 per year for subscription based services. Either one is adequate depending on your needs and how many computers you need to license. In addition, some small businesses might use anti-malware firewalls that attempt to scan bad urls, but the price range for those solutions is still out of reach of the average internet user.
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