The ladies at ChicaLogic have done it again. I posted before about how ChicaPC-Fix saved my laptop by cleaning it up. Well, guess what? I don't know what I did, but I had to do that again the other day. I think that I must have come across something really bad on the web when downloading a file. You will not believe what it found. 1051 problems! Yes, I said 1051!!! That is INSANE! But it is all better now.
And now that it is clean again, I want to ensure that it does not get messed up again. Enter ChicaPC-Shield 2011. ChicaPC-Shield is powered by Malwarebytes. They are big names in the Malware fighting game. ChicaPC-Shield not only protects your computer from Malware, but can clean it up as well.
So, after cleaning up my computer with ChicaPC-Fix yesterday, I immediately installed ChicaPC-Shield and let it scan. I opted for a full scan to make sure that all the nastiness was gone. The full scan took over 3 hours on my laptop which seems OK for a 500gb hard drive which is almost full. Luckily it did not find anything else which I'm certain is because I had just cleaned it up with ChicaPC-Fix. It was easy to install and does not seem to slow down my computer at all like some other programs.
What is Malware?
Malware is a general term for malicious software including Worms, Trojan Horses, Spyware, and more. Malware infects your computer and can harm it and cause it to crash – without you even being aware of its presence. Your computer is constantly at risk for malware — learn more about it here.
How do you get it?
Malware can infect your computer from web browsing, downloading files, malicious IMs and email attachments, or other infected files. Evil virus spreaders find many different ways to lure innocent users to click on malicious links which can cause infection. I'm not quite sure what I clicked on.
How can you protect yourself?
As stated above, I thought that I was already protected. I keep my virus software up to date, and I run scans, and try to be careful. But… it got me anyway. Just having virus software is not enough these days with all the different strains of this and that out there waiting to infect our computers. Infections can lead to crashes, slowness, data loss, and probably worst of all… your data ending up in the wrong hands. To protect yourself you need to:
- Protect your Home Network by ensuring your wireless network is password protected
- Run a firewall on your computer
- Keep your virus software up to date
- Run spyware/malware protection like ChicaPC-Shield
I have 5 codes for a 1 Year Subscription (worth $29.95) to ChicaPC-Shield to help you protect your computer. To win, just leave a comment telling me that you need it.
The first 5 people to leave a comment will get a code.
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Disclosure: I received a Product code and compensation for this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own.