If you get a computer virus, your system can be damaged, or you can lose data through theft or a complete shutdown of your system. The consequences of what might seem like a harmless little computer virus can be lost time, frustration, real financial loss and damaged data files and software.
This Virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list. This is the reason why you need to send this e-mail to all your contacts. It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the 1984 and open it.
You have to avoid opening and reading Junk mails. Almost all of them come with dangerous web links that contain Google Redirect virus and other malware programs. Once you click such links, your system can be infected.
So where does this list come from? Well, that’s the hard part and the reason that anti virus software can never be 100%. The list comes from known viruses that the software company has either come in contact with itself or viruses sent to them from users who have been attacked. Therein lies the less than 100% effectiveness of anti virus software. There is always a chance that you will be the first one attacked by a new virus. You won’t know it until something goes wrong with your computer and then after you report the problem to Norton or McAfee they will have you send them the file you think caused the problem and run tests on it. No, it’s not an exact science but it’s the best we have.
HOW CAN THEY GET ONTO MY PC – If you use your PC long enough, you are likely to encounter at least one virus. For the most part, they are distributed through Email attachments. More recent and more clever versions, however, can install themselves from visits to web pages with no warning. Since almost all of us go to a web page at some time, it is more likely that we will encounter a virus at some time.
Don’t want to shell out any money? You can cobble together security through free downloads, such as AVG Anti-Virus hoax Free Edition, ZoneAlarm (a personal firewall), and Ad-Aware SE (an antispyware tool).
After removing the virus, you need to re-set your browser since it’s likely to be corrupted. You can still use the anti-spyware software to fix errors on the browser. The software will detect hidden rootkits that may have been deposited by the virus. It will also go ahead to wipe them off from the system.
Even with an installed, running, professional security tool (such as I had running) It is possible to be infected with Mal-ware. So, happy surfing – and keep your PC safe.