It’s not often I get the chance to write about computers and cars in the same article, but this is just such an opportunity. News has broken this week that Tom Tom has managed to ship a bunch of GO 910 units with a virus on board.
The virus doesn’t affect the Tom Tom’s operation – it won’t suddenly send you off the end of a pier. At least, no more than usual. But when you hook it up to your PC to download maps or perform a backup, that’s when the trouble will start – unless your anti-virus software is up to date and functional.
Compared with the trouble and inconvenience of re-installing a PC, anti-virus software makes a good investment. Check out some of the lesser known solutions like AVG, Panda, or the new kid on the block, Nod32 as well as the big guys with big advertising budgets who don’t get mentioned here. They all work, and will all provide about the same level of protection if kept up to date.