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How Did My PC Get Infected?


There are a variety of reasons, but the most common one is, you are not practicing safe Internet habits. The reality is that the majority of people who are infected, are ones who click on things they shouldn’t be clicking on. Whether these things are files or web sites, it doesn’t matter.

Things to Avoid

  • DO NOT GO TO ADULT WEB SITES
  • Do not click e-mail attachments that end with: “.exe?, “.com?, “.bat?, or “.pif? unless you know for a fact it is not infected.An e-mail could be from someone you know that is infected, and it is trying to infect everyone else in their address book
  • If a pop up appears while you’re browsing the Internet, ignore it
  • Do not click on links when you are Instant Messaging with programs like AIM, Yahoo, and MSN, unless you know it is
  • clean
  • Avoid downloading files, including freeware and shareware software, movies, games, screensavers, toolbars, and music off of web sites and peer to peer (P2P) networks such as LimeWire, FrostWire, BearShare, and Emule
  • Do not “Accept? an agreement or prompt without reading and understanding what it is asking
  • Stay away from warez and crack sites



NO ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE WILL KEEP YOU 100% PROTECTED 
FROM VIRUSES, SPYWARE, AND MALWARE!


Viruses can be transmitted between computers via networks (especially the Internet) or removable storage such as CDs, USB drives, floppy disks, etc., generally without the knowledge or consent of the recipient. Results may range from nothing noticeable to deliberate damage to systems and data. The traditional view is that the program must be able to replicate (copy) itself to qualify.

Malware infections are harmful infections essentially created to hack into or infiltrate a computer’s operating system secretly. Once inside the operating system it will attack and damage the different features of the hard drive, like content, file structures, and configurations. Such features of the system control the stability of the computer, so these infections will attempt to bring down your PC.

Spyware are computer programs that typically track your use and report this information to a remote location. The more malicious spyware programs may capture and report keystrokes, revealing passwords and personal information. Users are often tricked into installing spyware programs without their knowledge. Spyware is sometimes referred to as adware.



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