What are Viruses and Malware?

A computer virus, much like a flu virus, is designed to spread from host to host and has the ability to replicate itself. Similarly, in the same way that viruses cannot reproduce without a host cell, computer viruses cannot reproduce and spread without programming such as a file or document.

Malware is malicious software engineered to work for its makers, and not for the computer user. Malware might steal your identity, install unwanted programs, or encrypt and hold your digital files for ransom. As a term, “malware” covers all sorts of malicious software, including Trojans, spyware, adware, ransomware, and viruses. Malware is now often delivered by exploiting flaws (“exploits”) in legitimate programs.

How do I protect against it?

  • Download a proven anti-malware scanner with real-time protection such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium.
  • Keep your programs updated so cybercriminals can’t exploit them.
  • Protect your wifi with an encrypted password. Never use open wifi.
  • Use WPA/WPA2 encryption standard on your home wifi; do not use WEP encryption.
  • Back up important files to a local hard drive.
  • Do not open emails from people/companies you don’t know.
  • Do not click on links sent to you via email or IM without first “hovering” your pointer over the link to confirm it is sending you to a legitimate site.

How do I know if I may be infected?

Look for issues characteristics of a malware infection:

  • Does your web browser freeze or become unresponsive?
  • Do you get redirected to web pages other than the ones you are trying to visit?
  • Are you bombarded with pop-up messages?
  • Does your computer run slower than usual?
  • Do you see new icons on your desktop that you don’t recognize?

Services Offered


Virus Bulletin, an independent testing organization, presented its first VB100 in 1998, and to this day it is considered to be the most coveted accolade in the industry. To earn an award, an anti-malware product must detect all current “in‐the‐wild” viruses without producing any false positives. ESET serves 180 countries and has been a trusted provider of data security for over 25 years! ESET has reached a monumental milestone in the security industry: its core product, ESET NOD32, is the first-ever security solution to receive 100 Virus Bulletin Awards (VB100). With an unbroken record over 18 consecutive years, no other security product can claim to be the top performer by this independent testing and certification body. ESET provides security solutions for Windows, Macs, Linux, and mobile systems. When running ESET to scan your incoming data, you will not notice any sluggish response due to ESET’s low system impact.

ESET Products

ESET Endpoint Antivirus

Detects and eliminates the latest Internet threats, browser attacks, and malware before they can cause any damage

ESET Endpoint Security

Takes ESET Endpoint Antivirus one step further by adding web content filtering, local firewall, antispam and botnet protection

ESET Mobile Security

Protects all applications and files in real time; includes Anti-Theft to help protect lost or stolen devices.

ESET File Security

Protects file servers and data on Windows and Linux OS using minimal system resources. Optimized for virtual environments.

ESET Secure Authentication

Mobile-based solution uses two-factor authentication and a one-time password to protect access to company networks and sensitive data

Deslock + Data Encryption

Allows businesses to encode email, files, hard drives and removable media.

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ESET’s affordable, easy-to-manage security solutions protect your network, computers, mobile devices and users 24/7.

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