Does your computer lag or does it seem to have any unusual behavior, if it does chances are your computer is infected with a virus. To help you with solutions to computer viruses I have answered some questions people ask me about getting rid of viruses.
1.)Whats 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 e-mail program to spread itself to other computers, or even erase everything on your hard disk. Viruses are most easily spread by attachments in e-mail messages or instant messaging messages. Viruses can be disguised as attachments of funny images, greeting cards, or audio and video files, this is why most viruses come from downloading movies, music, illegal programs and most of all from pornographic material.… Read More
Early in the internet days if your computer got infected by a virus it would cause it to crash. Now the scammers have gotten much smarter in creating their computer viruses. They realize that it is much better to leave your computer running in order to steal important data from you. This is how they get your passwords and credit card info from you. But if your computer doesn’t crash then how do you know if your computer is infected?
Well, here are a few things to look for that may give you a sign that your computer has been hijacked.
If you notice that your computer is going through periods of prolonged slowdowns then this maybe cause by a malicious program operating in the background.
Your search results come back all wrong or you get sent to websites you had no intention of visiting.
You start to get pop-up … Read More
Some of our favorite new electronic gadgets are now known to be causing serious problems with our computers. These gadgets, such as iPods, digital picture frames, and navigation gear, are being sold with pre-installed viruses that are said to be coming from the factories where they are produced, most commonly in China.
As of now, it appears that the viruses are coming from a lack of quality management in the factories. Most likely, once the gadgets come off the assembly line, they are being tested on infected computers. Much like how a human virus spreads, if one computer comes in contact with an infected computer, the virus will spread. Therefore, the infected test computers are infecting the gadgets and then the gadgets are infecting the computers that they are plugged into after they are purchased. If an infected gadget spreads the virus to the consumer’s computer, that computer will then … Read More
Most people have virus protection installed on their computers. This is a great thing! Many of the virus protection programs around today protect computers against spyware and adware and all other known types of malware as well as viruses. This, too, is a great thing!
The word malware is the quick substitute word for the term “malicious software.” It refers to any type of virus or spyware that can get into your computer. Some years ago, the only kind of malware we had to deal with were computer viruses. The job of a computer virus was always to annoy computer operators to one extent or another.
A Nuisance and a Threat
Some viruses were simply written as jokes. A computer geek may actually write such a script to entertain himself. On the other hand, the purpose of a computer virus may be to kill your computer forever! Even worse the … Read More