Why Do I Need Daily Safety Check?
The cyber world is more dangerous than it has ever been. In just the last year, there has been a staggering increase in the number and sophistication of cyber attacks on home computers. Is your antivirus software keeping you safe?
Top 4 myths of home computer security
If I have antivirus software installed, then I am safe
Reality: Antivirus is only a small part securing any computer.
- 1/3 of computers that have up-to-date antivirus software installed have a virus right now, according to security firm SurfRight.
- 4 out of 5 computers have at least one security vulnerability that has nothing to do with virus or malware protection
- Other programs can let hackers in, such as Adobe Acrobat, Flash, Office, Java and many more
- Daily Safety Check ensures your entire computer is safe.Learn How
I don't need to worry. I don't have anything but music, photos and videos on my computer
Reality: Hackers are increasingly focused on home computers.
- Hackers increasingly use viruses to steal your identity. Modern malware can sit on your computer for months, building a profile of your identity, finances, passwords and sensitive documents.
- The average identity theft victim takes 6 months and over 2,000 hours to recover his or her identity. 40% haven't recovered their identity after a full year! Source: Federal Trade Commission.
- How much of your life is online or on your computer? People live their lives through the digital wold, with photos, videos, music and documents all at risk from a hacker attack.
- Daily Safety Check gives you bank-strength security, so hackers choose easier targets. Learn How
Myth 3:Cybercrime isn't any worse now than in the past
Reality: Cybercrime is up sharply in the last year, and getting worse
- Fast Company called 2012 the Cybercrime "Hell Year" because of the large number of attacks so far
- Cyber crime has experienced staggering growth in the number and sophistication of attacks
- Corporate security has changed dramatically in the last few years to adapt to this threat, but antivirus software has not changed significantly in over 6 years
- Because home computers are now the weak point, hackers are increasingly focused on compromising the computers of a company's employees and customers to access their systems.
- DSC uses the latest in security technology and concepts to keep cyber-criminals away. Learn How
I would know if I had a virus on my computer
Reality: Most viruses and malware don't slow down or crash your computer.
- Most people who have a virus or malware have no idea they have been compromised
- Modern malware can sit on your computer for months, building a profile of your identity, finances, passwords and sensitive documents.
- DSC alerts you if someone is trying to attack your computer. Learn How