Most people are hanging on to their high speed Internet connection, despite the higher cost. That tells me that at least for now, the Internet is seen as a great entertainment, education and informational resource during these tough economic times. Remember that cybercriminals also know this and are sharpening their efforts to get you to fall to a phishing scam or driveby download.
I've mentioned that international cybercrime exceeds the world's illegal drug trade in dollar value. Now, experts are concerned that damage from cybercrime will exceed our losses from the credit crisis. This is not the time to let your security software's subscription lapse. It's also not the time to take a chance on "rolling your own" security suite with freeware. If nothing else, you can see the damage caused recently by free antivirus solution AVG. They mistakenly identitifed a necessary Windows file as a virus, causing many thousands of users to delete the file, rendering their computer unable to even boot up! And without technical support, those customers were in a world of hurt.
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So whether you choose our products or another company's, please make sure that you continue to invest in internet security and protect the computer and your important files. Keep your software up-to-date from the latest attacks, use the available browser services like our Norton Identity Safe which stops you from visiting infected websites, and stay vigilent about any ad or offer that looks too good to be true!