We should all know the importance of internet security, and with identity theft and data loss becoming big business for hard criminals, it’s practically impossible to maintain your safety without it.

It’s not enough to just say “oh, I won’t download any viruses” because not only is that out of your control, there’s more to the web than just anti-virus. Even connecting to the web means that you’re risking your security.

“In the past few years, the number and type of new malware agents have expanded beyond imagination,” says David Peterson, Trend Micro’s Consumer Director for Australia and New Zealand.

“There are now approximately 5 million new malware variants appearing every month. This constantly evolving web threat landscape creates challenges to stay up-to-date on every method and mode of protection.”

Protecting yourself from the nasties that cruise the world’s connected superhighways is fairly simple, and you can do so with any number of software solutions from companies like Symantec, Trend Micro, Kaspersky, McAfee, PC Tools, and more.