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Unfortunately there is no full proof way to avoid malware but there are steps you can take to reduce the chances of getting a malware infection. Here are 10 easy tips to reduce your risk for malware:malware prevention

  1. Update your operating system, browsers, and plugins
  2. Enable click-to-play plugins
  3. Remove software you don’t use (especially legacy programs)
  4. Read emails with an eagle eye
  5. Do not call fake tech support numbers
  6. Do not believe the cold callers
  7. Use strong passwords and/or password managers
  8. Make sure you’re on a secure connection
  9. Log out of websites after you’re done
  10. Use firewall, antivirus, anti-malware, and anti-exploit technology

Here some additional tips for best practices: 

  1. Watch out for social engineering - Be mindful of emails that seem legititmate yet out of place asking you for login--e.g., emails from your bank etc., and bogus tech support requests.
  2. Practice safe and responsible browsing
  3. Layer your security - invest in security software and make sure software and operating system patches are always up to date. 

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30 Years of Rave Reviews

Can I tell you how we feel about Chris? He is the greatest. He goes way beyond the norm. We can't ask for better service and support. Chris has taken the time to teach me additional things to not only help him but us here which cuts the time we need him here to fix something I can do. Not many…

We are very satisfied with the professional demeanor of both Tessa and Michael and their willingness to go above and beyond the scope of their expectations to solve our computer-related issues. The immediate and personal attention we receive from Nims when our Firm has an IT issue is impressive, to…

Thank you for explaning what you did in an understandable way. You're very patient working with such a small company and treating us as though we were a huge corporation.

I have been extremely happy with your service. Michael is truly devoted to his clients and has been great about working with our current vendor to get our issues resolved. The MXLogic transition was seamless. Our users barely noticed the change, which is always a plus. 

We are impressed with response times and the general aptitude of your support group. This stands in stark contrast to some of the experiences with other IT resources we’ve patronized in the past.

Since our bank told us we need to become PCI compliant, we found lots of holes and “open doors” on our servers, hosting, website etc. Chris closed up them and Tim has helped with the all the other annoying daily problems we have had, and they both do it with a smile and a reassuring, calming tone…

....and, thank you for all YOU do. We are able to actually breathe easier knowing you're taking care of people. We have trusted you from the get-go because of your high intelligence, your ease at taking in and integrating huge amounts of new knowledge, and your grace and calmness in taking care of…

I’ve sent more than one shining Michael endorsement. The whole company kicks ass.

Since we switched hosts to Network Solutions, we've had nothing but continuous problems with email and sessions timing out preventing us from opening our online store. Joel went out of his way to solve our problem. This means the world to us. Joel listened and accommodated our needs first before…

We are so pleased with the installation of our Shoretel system. The phones work great and James was able to customize the system to suit our somewhat unusual need of combine live person answering and automation. Both the phones and the software are user friendly and required little training. James…

Bill has far exceeded my expectations. I am happy to have another Super Technician to rely on for MAS200.

We are very happy to have your company in place. Joel and Tony have been excellent. The Senior Management Team feels as though a great weight has been lifted from their shoulders and we are appreciative that our systems and software are in the hands of experts.

We have been a client of Nims & Associates for over ten years. Chris has implemented and maintained our network for all of those years. As our network and our needs have changed and grown, Chris has provided excellent support to move us forward. Over the years I have come to know several of the…

We are very impressed with josh…he seems very knowledgeable and he communicates well…and he just seems like a nice person also…basically our dream consultant….

Again, we’re really impressed with josh and would not hesitate to recommend Nims to anyone.

At a time when it may seem like good customer service is at all time low and we hear so many negatives about many companies and their employees, it’s a pleasure to be able to send along our positive comments regarding Nims & Associates … and more specifically about Chris. Chris has worked our…

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Petaluma, CA | 707-781-6300 | 877-454-3200
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Service Areas:
San Francisco & Greater Bay Area | Sacramento & Northern California | Los Angeles  | Reno / Tahoe | Seattle / Tacoma | Denver | Houston | Honolulu | Phoenix and more
Industries Served:
Accounting, Architecture, Associations, Construction, Distribution, Wholesale, Energy Services, Engineering, Insurance, Legal, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Professional Services, Property Management, Real Estate, Retail, Transportation and more.
Founded: 1985 
Consultants on Staff: 40

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