Such programs represent potential dangers and should, if not absolutely necessary, also not be installed. 8. update your system and your applications as often as possible. Some operating systems and applications can be configured to automatically update itself. Take advantage of this opportunity. If you upgrade your system often enough, it can be vulnerable to E-threats, against which there is already protection measures. 9.

copy no file when they do not know their origin or to classify the source as not trusted. Also, make sure that an antivirus program checks these files before or immediately after the download. 10. regularly create backups of important personal files (correspondence, documents, photos, etc.). Store these copies on removable media such as CDs or DVDs. keep you your archive somewhere other than in the one where your computer is located. An online backup service, which routinely backs up your data and physically located stores provides even greater protection.

In addition, BitDefender recommends that consumers when choosing a security solution that should look after which method tracking software viruses. Many of these solutions use signature-based”detection patterns. This results in a time delay between the first appearance of a threat and the date on which an update to their defense is available. Other protection programs use to detect viruses and other digital dangers so called heuristic”detection methods. With these, new threats can be identified and tackled immediately at their appearance. From today’s perspective, a heuristic solution provides the best protection. BitDefender is of the opinion that such contributions, in particular if in popular Consumer magazines appear to contribute to maintain the public interest in the changing scenario of E-threats “, comments Harald Philipp, CEO of BitDefender Germany. Knowledge of E-threats alone is not sufficient however. The users of computers need the support of IT SicherheitsExperten such as BitDefender, which work on the further development of effective safety technologies and inform the public about the measures that each individual can take to secure his computer.” About BitDefender: BitDefender is a leading, global provider of internationally certified and a proactive arbeitenden security solutions for desktop PCs, enterprise networks and mobile devices. The company has one of the fastest and most effective portfolio of security software that sets new standards for hazard prevention, timely detection and reliable elimination. BitDefender has B-HAVE, the new, proactive virus detection technology, the most currently most advanced weapon against unknown viruses into its products. B HAVE finds and eliminates even unknown viruses regardless of virus signatures. BitDefender is represented by Niederlassungen in Germany, Spain, Romania, UK and the United States.