Urban Fraud Myth 12 – Antivirus Software

Message sent by Samantha Hancock (Police, Crime Prevention Unit Manager, Nottinghamshire)

Myth- If I have anti-virus installed on my device (PC, Mobile, Tablet) I am fully protected from viruses

Truth – It is true that anti-virus provides a very strong layer of protection to your device. However, it can still be bypassed by sophisticated viruses aka malware. You need to ensure you keep your AV software, operating systems and other security measures up to date.

Links https://www.getsafeonline.org/protecting-your-computer/

It is vitally important to ensure that you not only have antivirus installed, but that it is maintained and kept up to date. Why not check the settings to ensure that updates happen automatically so that you don’t get caught out?

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