Protecting your computer against virus attacks
It is getting harder and harder to protect computers these days from viruses, spy ware, adware, Trojans, and worms. Malware is showing up in so many different ways, it can come from an email attachment, a corrupt website, or clicking on spam. True enough, viruses are growing in numbers and in power but so are the tools that combat them. Some of the newest and most powerful anti virus tools are on the market today and with some education on how to use caution when on the computer are really the best tools to equip yourself with to ensure that you do not get a virus that could crash your computer.
The best virus protections software on the market today will offer multiple virus scans, scan scheduling in advance, and real time scanning which virtually scans your computer every few minutes. It is imperative that hey also offer regular updates because new viruses are showing up every day and they will generally give you the most powerful, up to date protection.
Further, this virus software should not require a college degree to install as well as use. It should also locate, identify, and remove any potential threats from your computer. There should also be a follow up report after each scan to let you know what is going on with your computer. There are a few guidelines to help you select the best anti virus software for your needs and for a piece of mind knowing that your computer is fully protected.
Look for a program that is easy to use, effective at identifying viruses, Trojans and worms, effective at deleting or isolating infected files, easy to read scan reports issued regularly, added features such as heuristic scanning and script blocking, easy installation and set up, and finally plenty of tech support in case you have any issues.
In addition, there are some things that you can do yourself to add extra protection to your computer. Use common sense and secure your computer at all levels. Make a security checklist and keep track of the maintenance that you do on your computer just like you do with your car. Each operating system has a different website so you will have to check to get yours but regularly patch and update your operating system, regularly update your anti virus and scan, if you use Windows, check regularly for spy ware and adware, and always back up any important data.
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