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February 12, 2019

How To Protect Your Computer Against Malware

By its name, you can probably tell that malware is bad news. But to the less than computer savvy, it can be somewhat of a mystery. Malware is short for “malicious software” and refers to any type of software that is specifically designed to damage a computer, server or computer network. For computer users who have ever encountered viruses, worms, spyware or a variety of other computer illnesses, finding a cure for malware has been necessary.

According to Lauren Papagalos on, “there are over 1 million new strains of malware created every day. One identified infection can get your website blacklisted by Google, who currently blacklists over 10,000 websites each day…SMEs (Small to medium-sized enterprises) are unfortunately one of the largest targets of cyber attacks. On average, over 30,000 SME websites are targeted each day.”

Needless to say, your business can suffer a number of setbacks if malware invades its computer system. It’s important for all small business owners to protect their websites from malware. But how is that done?

Scan your website.

Malware is sneaky. Your computer can be infected with it without you even knowing about it. But, in time, you will. A computer crash and/or website shutdown is inevitable. That is, unless, you detect the malware before its damaging ways get underway. As Papagalos explains, website scanning can help to detect malware before it’s too late.

“Many web viruses and other malware go unnoticed until it’s too late, due to their elusive nature,” she explains, “They can often be implemented with a simple one-line script, injected into the code of your website – made to look like normal code. Website security scanning software can scan your website for existing malware and other harmful code that doesn’t belong, and notify you immediately of any threats.”

Strengthen your passwords.

At MeloTel, we commonly advise our clients to create impossible-to-guess passwords that contain a long series of characters including letters, numbers and even punctuation. By doing so, you have a much greater chance of avoiding hackers and stopping virus-inducing malware from harming your computer systems.

“It’s extremely important that you create a strong password for your website’s back end, since it can often times be an easy way into your private data,” insists Papagalos, “You should also advise your customers who have online accounts to do the same, to help protect them from future attacks. After all, it only takes seconds for a computer to crack a poorly created password.”

Allow SiteLock Security to do the work for you!

MeloTel is proud to offer SiteLock Security which is the industry leader in website scanning. This excellent solution offers you powerful technology that continuously monitors your website for malware and hard to find security vulnerabilities. And it does so without slowing down the speed of your website.

As the only security provider to offer automated website malware removal, our cloud-based technology automatically finds and cleans malware from your website before any damage is done. To get SiteLock Security working to protect your website, please don’t hesitate to contact MeloTel at 1-888-MELOTEL or use the Live Chat feature on our website!

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