Virus and Malware Protection

Viruses and Malware

What is a Virus?

According to, “A virus is a piece of code that is capable of copying itself.” It has a detrimental effect such as, corrupting the system or destroying data.

Through the course of using your computer, you may have come in contact with a computer virus. Most computer viruses can be stopped before they can start. Viruses may corrupt or delete data from your computer.

Malware and viruses can spread from your email program and spread to other computers. They can also spread through internet downloads. Malware is any software used to disrupt computers. It is also used to gather sensitive information or even gain access to private computer systems. Software such as anti-virus, anti-malware and firewalls help to protect against these attacks. They can even help to recover from them.

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Things you need to know to help prevent these attacks.

  • Identify and be aware of your computers symptoms such as freezing, crashing and slow startup.

  • Install antivirus and anti-malware software.

  • Update your software regularly.

  • Never click on email attachments without scanning them for viruses.

  • Using a firewall can make your computer less vulnerable.

  • Increase the security of your computer.

  • Stay alert when you download things.

Common Sense Security Practices.

Perfect Posture Keeps You Comfy.

  • Hands, wrist, and forearms should be straight and in line with the computer.

  • Head should be level or slightly bent.

  • Shoulders should be relaxed.

  • Upper arms should normally hang.

  • Elbows should stay close to the body and bent between 90 and 120 degrees.

  • Your feet are fully supported by the floor or a footrest.

  • Your back should be straight supported by the chair and not bent.

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Common Sense Fire Safety.

  • Always know where the fire extinguisher is and the emergency exit.

  • Don’t use liquids around technology.

  • Have an escape plan if the fire gets out of hand.

  • Never use fire around flammable objects or items.

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Employee Safty

  • be watchful of hazards

  • workplace should have a safety system

  • workplace should always have medical information of every employee
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Computer Backup

Sixty-six percent of people lose their files in the US, but also 59% of people backup their files. About 50% of business have lost their data because they didn’t backup their files. About 70% of the business and their employees backed up their files. About 30% of business have lost their files over the cyber theft. About 40% of business lost files because of deleting them by accident.

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Why Backups are important.

  • They help save important files.

  • They help you recover files from damage, theft, and viruses.

  • It takes about 3 minutes.

  • It can be recovered at any time.

  • Help you recover it from accidental deletion.

  • External hard drives are cheap.

  • Network backups can be accessed anywhere.


Passwords are very important when using computers. They can be used in many different ways, such as keeping your files secure and keeping other people out of your computer. It is very important to remember your passwords for your computer and other documents, so you need to store them in a safe place where you will never lose it.
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