Viruses are a constantly evolving threat!

From the familiar Trojan horse to Malware, Spyware, Scareware, Botnets…

Since the beginning of time, there have always been criminals who want to take what you have worked so hard to obtain.  Sometimes, despite your most vigilant outlook, they gain entry into your most personal life. 

Follow these simple steps to greatly reduce your vulnerability:

  1. Always scan attachments.
  2. Use a quality program for virus protection, one that can catch viral attachments before they are opened.  It should be self-updating with the latest viral threats.
  3. Be a friend and notify a friend if they have inadvertently distributed a virus.  They may not be aware.
  4. Never acknowledge e-mail that states you have won money, a prize or a gift card you did not apply for.  Don’t even open it and “click to be removed”, this only confirms that your address is viable.

Links to FREE Anti-virus software. All sites have been checked out, are legitimate, and work. We know these are hard times, and free is not always free. These are our recommendations:

 Avast! Free Antivirus - Avast! Free Antivirus often outperforms our competitors´ paid-for products and is the minimum protection anyone should have against viruses and spyware. I personally use this software; new definitions update daily and easy to register.

AVG Free Antivirus - Is Free Antivirus Right for You?   AVG Anti-Virus Free edition is perfect if you use your PC for casual surfing, searching or social networking.

AVIRA Antivirus Personal Edition (Free) - Protects your computer against dangerous viruses, worms, Trojans and costly dialers.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free utilizes Malwarebytes powerful technology to detect and remove all traces of malware including worms, trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware and more.This is a free program I use regularly.  Think of it like a malware-destroying broom - you can use it to clean your computer, but your computer won't clean itself (just like Mom used to say).  You have to update and run manually, if you decide to buy the full version, it works like an anti-virus.

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Advanced Computer Services of Central Florida

Centrally located in Winter Haven, we serve residential and business clients in and around Polk County.

9 Camellia Drive
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Our Promise to You

Plain language, no tech-talk

We will never try to over-sell you a product you don't need.

Advanced Computer Services of Central Florida is your local, hometown computer service and repair company that can do more than just fix your PC.  We offer highly skilled professionals who can be counted on to give you sound advice on upgrades, software and hardware, commercial & residential networks, hardwire or secure wireless.

No trip charges within Polk County

No after-hours or weekend fees

$45.00/hr Residential

$65.00/hr Commercial - free system evaluation