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.
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Ways to protect a Computer Virus

Some people worry about what they should do if they have a virus problem with their computer but don't you worry I got you if you need help. The first thing you will need to do is to use current antivirus software. Second you will need to use an Internet firewall, and the last thing you will need to do is to update the computer.
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Malware Protection

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.

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Why Passwords are important

Having a strong password is very important when it comes to being safe from hackers. Thanks too many different websites we can have safe passwords with helpful tips. The first step in having safe passwords is creating a strong password. When creating a strong password, you should not make it similar to previous
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.