The War on Malware and Microsoft IE8

March 25, 2009

With the ongoing threat of malware, Microsoft business clients of Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans regularly ask for malware protection advice. Although there is a plethora of good products for purchase, the best advice Onsite offers is strict administration policies and fast action to control malware infections.

For small businesses this implies a proactive approach to malware control. Providing users with the highest-privileged access that does NOT allow for installation of software is a great security measure. Running the newest versions of software like Adobe is important. Additionally, installing critical updates, service packs and other patches in a timely manner to the operating system and important applications like browsers is also crucial in the pro-active war on malware.

Internet Explorer 8, the most recent rendition of Microsoft’s Internet browser, with the latest IE8 updates is a great example.  IE8 offers reputation checks of sites, not only for phishing, but also for domains and IP addresses known to push malware. A study by NSS Labs of 6 major web browsers shows a large difference in their ability to block “socially engineered malware.”

Onsite advises our clients to err on the side of caution and only use IE8 because of the added measures of malware protection offered by Microsoft’s browser. If you suspect your business network is plagued by malware, call Onsite today for fast service to stop the spread of malware and the potential loss of your data.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.

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