Is your anti-malware tool actually doing its job? There’s no need to guess; here’s how to find out whether it’s working for you.
Plus: How to recover data from a cloned drive, and what to do when your word processor refuses to print anything.
“Should I keep using this anti-malware tool?”
Malware infections aren’t always obvious. Clever viruses might slip through cracks in your AV defenses and silently undermine your security and privacy.
Fortunately, there’s a free and easy way to find out for certain whether your anti-malware setup is properly protecting you — or you’d be better off using a different tool!
In his note, reader Trevor Cibich asks about a specific anti-malware product. But my answer applies to any similar tool.
- “Hi! I’ve just purchased a new computer that includes a trial version of Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security. The trial period is about to expire, and I’d like your advice on securing my PC. Hope you can help inform a confused PC user.”
Trevor, the decision to use any given anti-malware tool depends on various factors. Some of those factors are subjective. For example, is the software easy to manage? Do you like its interface? Is the price right for you?