Virus Information Center
Computer Viruses are running rampant across the entire internet. This page will serve as an alert area and an information source for virus that may effect our users. And remember, just as in life, the best defense is common sense.
To help defend yourself against these malicious programs follow these steps:
Installing a good Anti-Virus program is the only way to verify an infection. Your Airstream-powered Internet Service Provider may already offer such a program for your convenience. For more information regarding security software and anti-virus solutions, please visit your ISP's homepage. For a listing of homepages, click here.
For more information on securing your computer further, please visit one of the links below.
OS Security Websites:
All virus programs will contain a way to keep them up-to-date. This is VERY important, because these programs will only know of viruses previous to the last update. Which means they can not protect you against the newest viruses.
Check your product for information on how to update it. This information can normally be found in the Help menu or the ReadMe file.
It is a good idea to update your virus definitions once a month at least.
If you receive an e-mail from someone warning you a new virus or promotional gimmick, 99.9% of the time they will be a hoax. Hoax virus warnings are created by people with too much time on their hands and are meant to confuse and scare users. Once sent out via e-mail, users who don't know if these are real or not will continue to pass them along. An updated list of current hoaxes can be found Here.