A very common cause for device issues is the lack of antivirus software or antivirus software that is outdated (i.e. threat signatures out-of-date). This sometimes overlooked layer of protection can have heavy consequences for the user and is an easy way for a machine to become compromised.
A virus as we outlined in previous tips can do a number of things to a device such as make it run slowly, prevent the device from booting up properly, steal personal information, etc. For this reason is is prudent to have up-to-date antivirus software on all your devices.
An antivirus software’s main objective is to defend against these threats while also seeking out and removing any threats to your system. This can only be truly effective with regular virus definition updates and periodic scans.
Again, Fordham IT offers free antivirus software protection.