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 How to protect Your Computer From Computer Viruses

 

     
   
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Virus – a generically used term in the copter industry that refers to software that inserts malicious code into existing documents or even other programs, which is then spread by various means.  Early viruses were pranks.

Drive-by Download (DBD) – malware installed without user consent or knowledge.  This malware can download spyware, a virus, etc., and this can happen while viewing a website or popup window, or from an email.

Piggyback – is a malware embedded within an otherwise harmless executable file.

 Some Basic Do’s & Don’ts

Do

Update your computer protection regularly.

Disable the message preview pane.  Messages displayed in the preview pane are automatically opened, including possible viruses.

Don’t

Open from unknown senders

Open attachments to an email that you are not expecting.  Contact the sender and verify what is being sent.

Follow mail links to web.

Click links to be removed form a mailing list. This validates your address and can generate additional unwanted junk mail.

 

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