What is a Computer Virus and how to avoid it?
This post will teach you what computer viruses are, how they spread, and what precautionary steps you can take to avoid Internet threats. Don’t think that being careful online will protect you from the danger – nowadays you still need the best Antivirus Solution, however, knowing more about viruses and the ways they spread can help you better protect your business computer systems from their damaging effects.
What really is a Computer Virus and why is it so dangerous?
A computer virus is a computer program that can reproduce itself and spread from one computer to another. It is usually loaded onto your computer without your knowledge and runs against your wishes.
Even a simple virus is dangerous because it will quickly use all available memory, steal your passwords, delete valuable documents, and finally, bring the system to a halt.
3 main sources of Viruses to avoid
1. Email attachments. The golden rule is that if you don’t know what an attachment is, don’t open it – simply use common sense when opening attachments in your email.
2. Untrustworthy websites. You may become infected with a virus by simply visiting a website. Many gambling and other rogue websites will attempt to automatically access your computer when you visit them. To stop these vicious websites, adjust the settings on your antivirus software so that no outside connections can be made and no programs can be installed without your express permission.
3. Networks. If your work computer is part of a business network, you may find yourself with an infection through no fault of your own. Someone else on the network downloaded a bug by accident, and within minutes, the entire network could be infected. There isn’t much you can do to stop these kinds of infections, short of having your network administrator ensure that your antivirus software is of best quality so that the invading bug can be removed as quickly as possible.
We strongly recommend our ITC Managed Antivirus Protection, which finds viruses from computers already protected by other AV programmes and doesn’t slow your computers.
Call us and we will be happy to offer you a trial of our ITC Managed Antivirus Protection or our experts on Computer Security will answer any of your questions. 023 8024 9820.