Every computer needs to have an antimalware solution installed. The burgeoning endpoint protection market has changed dramatically over the years. Products that used to just be antivirus are not antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing, host based intrusion prevention (HIPS), software firewalls, and sometimes spam filters all rolled into one.
Protecting your computer can be costly. There is the initial purchase price of the software plus annual subscriptions to new virus definitions. That’s fine for businesses (sort of), but who wants to shell out all that dough for their home computer?
eEye Digital Security recently released Blink Personal 4.0, an endpoint protection solution. Not only is it a great product, but it is free for personal use and can be downloaded and installed on Windows. This includes Vista 32 and 64 bit. This is by far the best deal for protecting a Vista 64-bit machine. I’ve been using it for months as a beta user and it works like a charm.
Whether you run Blink Personal or not, you’ve got to run something to protect yourself from malware. Attacks are on the rise and it is time consuming and annoying to have to diagnose and clean up an infection. Downtime is a waste of time and money – two things that none of us want to waste.