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From our interaction with small businesses we found most small businesses are using free antivirus software and many do not keep it up to date. Virtually none are using malware blockers and we have only found one using any end point blocking software.

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Most are all individually entered and on many of the computers the staff had disabled or failed to keep it updated.

If your client is a single operator they could use a free program but need educating on dangerous emails etc. We do this in a group on a training night.

Antivirus: free or paid for?

Our tests focus on paid-for and free AV products. Paid-for AV products usually offer better technical support and more comprehensive protection features than free programs. Internet security suites go further still, offering firewalls, parental controls, identity theft protection and more. They are also managed from one computer rather than separately.

We mainly suggest the paid small business solutions because they have great additional features. Some of these are central admin, password protection, financial data security, Internet protection, policy management, regulate or block employee access to games, leisure websites, control social networking site access, limit IM communications and general  data protection

Our Suggestions for both free and paid Antivirus Software.

Our current antivirus recommendation is Kaspersky Internet Security – which has a 99.8% detection rate, lowest processor payload & lowest false positive detection. It has personal up to full business versions which give the owner full control over his digital assets.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus

Kaspersky Lab is one of the fastest growing IT security vendors worldwide. Today it is firmly positioned as one of the world’s top leading antivirus vendors, with various product offerings. Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business is a platform which delivers a broad array of tools and technologies to enable companies to see, control and protect all endpoint devices. It combines its technologies and tools into four tiers, each of which adds its own layer of protection against cyber-threats.

Kaspersky Small Office Securityis designed to provide effective protection from all types of Internet threats and is easy to install and use without special administration tools. Fast and easy installation, with sensible defaults that let you protect all your systems effortlessly, giving you the peace of mind to focus on running your business – without worrying about security. Kaspersky Lab is also offering a wide range of consumer products for home-based devices.

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ESET

ESET has pioneered and continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection; it has award-winning security solutions powered by NOD32® technology (just celebrated 25 years) to provide a safer online experience for over 100 million users worldwide. Product offerings range from a single at-home computer user, to full business and enterprise ranges.

ESET Downloads

Bitdefender

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 builds on #1 ranked silent security technology to stop e-threats, secure online transactions, and defend your privacy on social networks. This antivirus software beats the threats from viruses, worms, Trojans and other malware. It protects against the dangers that appear on social media networks. And it protects you from dangerous emails and malicious web sites.

  • Antivirus and antispyware defense
  • Facebook and Twitter privacy guardian
  • Risky websites detector
  • ID Theft Protector
  • Windows 8 Certified

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Another great video from a hacker and links to others to help with your education.

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