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What is a computer Virus?

Computer viruses are small software programs that are designed to spread from one computer to another and to interfere with computer operation.

A virus might corrupt or delete data on your computer, use your email program to spread itself to other computers, or even erase everything on your hard disk.

Computer viruses are often spread by attachments in email messages or instant messaging messages. That is why it is essential that you never open email attachments unless you know who it's from and you are expecting it.

Viruses can be disguised as attachments of funny images, greeting cards, or audio and video files.

Computer viruses also spread through downloads on the Internet. They can be hidden in illicit software or other files or programs you might download.

Types of Viruses.

There are to many to name but most anti-virus have the full list of the virus.

Protection from Viruses.

To help avoid computer viruses, it's essential that you keep your computer current with the latest updates and antivirus tools, stay informed about recent threats, run your computer as a standard user (not as administrator), and that you follow a few basic rules when you surf the Internet, download files, and open attachments.

Once a virus is on your computer, its type or the method it used to get there is not as important as removing it and preventing further infection.

There is a program that we have being using for over 5 years now is called Bullguard Anti-virus for pc and mobile devices, and i have a guide here to installed and how to use it. so please feel free to download it.

If you don't have a anti-virus then there is a free online scanner called Eset which i have a guide so click here to look at this free online anti-virus guide


Personal Comments on virus though experience

Many people think that once they have installed the anti-virus they are protected and it will run in the background, this is true but what I try to inform customers is to run the anti-virus all the time as if there is not a schedule set it will not run. The reason I say this is the anti-virus runs and updates the definitions but if it has new virus in the list they could be on your system and doing there think, so my advice is to run it at least once a week if you are on the internet a lot or once a fortnight if you not but do run it once you have new updates to see if you have been hit but any new virus.