This is probably one of the oldest online security issues, yet it continues to create problems on many of the computers we maintain. Our best advice is to download software ONLY from the original sources. If you’ve purchased software from us, you’ve either received genuine media or downloaded the software from the actual software companies, such as Microsoft or Symantec.
We’ve gone out of our way to provide you with great deals from major vendors. Office 365 is a great example of how you can get the real Microsoft Office suite for less than what you probably pay for coffee each month. We can provide you with ALL the business software you need, from the world’s best vendors.
But if you really must download other software, we recommend using CNET’s Download.com: https://download.cnet.com
Nearly all the reputable software programs are there and CNET does a good job of scanning it all for viruses and other malware.
THIS IS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST SECURITY ISSUE WE SEE ON BUSINESS COMPUTERS. For more information, please see our article at: https://blog.bansheecloud.com/2015/02/28/online-threat-downloading-unsafe-files/
And we recommend you follow the Computing Security section of our blog. Please bookmark: http://t2d.la/security
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