Virus, Malware, Recovery Protection
What is a virus
A virus is a piece of programming code. It is capable of copying itself onto your computer. It typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.
There are many ways a virus can get on your computer. One of them is while browsing the Internet. An Internet advertisement or window pops up that says your computer is infected or that a unique plug-in required. Without fully understanding what it is you're getting, you accept the prompt.
Another example is when installing or updating a program. You might get a prompt if it’s okay to install more programs. You may not want these programs.
Ways to protect a Computer Virus
According to McAfee, "Malware is an umbrella term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software. including computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, scareware, and other malicious programs. It can take the form of executable code, scripts, active content, and other software."
Some of the ways a computer can get malware is when you aren't using a quality Antivirus or spyware application. You installed something you shouldn’t have from an untrustworthy source. Often these include screensavers, toolbars, or torrents that you didn’t scan for viruses.
Why Passwords are important
passwords. If it is similar it will be easy for hackers to hack your accounts.
It should also contain the following: upper case letters, lower case letters,
numbers, and symbols. If it contains these it will be difficult for hackers to
get in your accounts. It always helps keep your password safe if you do not use
a complete word as your password. According to Gizmodo, the top five commonly
used passwords are “123456.