You wouldn’t dream of leaving a brand new car unlocked and unattended, yet when it comes to computers, many of us do something very similar.
Viruses prey on unprotected computers. Malware and other online infections can share our most valuable personal information with the entire world wide web.
The good news is that you can fight back. In the battle against net nasties, your PC can be your most powerful ally. With a few cool tools, some useful information and some simple changes to the things that you post online, you can soon be much more secure.
Here is a simple video explaining what is going on with the computer and visuals on how to prevent it.
How These Virus’ Get On Computer
Malware - malicious software - has been around since the earliest days of the PC, and as computers have become smarter, it has too. While different kinds of malware do different things, they all have things in common: they try to sneak on to your PC without being spotted. Up-to-date security tools stop viruses from spreading.
Viruses are the most famous kind of malware. Computer viruses work the same way real-life viruses do, if your PC is infected, it can infect other PCs it communicates with.
Viruses typically spread by email, but they can also turn up in infected files such as documents or downloads.
How To Insure Internet Security
Fight malware in a number of ways. The first thing you need to do is ensure you have the most recent Windows Updates. Internet Explorer (or the most recent Firefox) must be the updated to the latest version. Lots of malware take advantage of security holes that were closed a long time ago.
Next, don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. Approach unsolicited email attachments with caution. Do not download a file you aren’t completely sure about.
Lastly, if there are any more issues with the internet security on your computer, please contact a loyal tech support company. My Computer Works is a professional and patient tech support company that would love to insure safety to as many people as they can. Give them a call at (877) 358-4946