Protecting your Computer:

how to prevent and attack viruses

Computer Viruses

a piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.

What effects do viruses have on your computer?

1. slow down your computer

2. corrupt your system files

3. mess up your downloaded programs

4. can steal information from you or your computer and send it to someone else

5. can take complete control of the system

How can you get a virus?

1. accepting terms to a program without knowing it was a virus

2. opening unknown emails or email attachments

3. inserting a disk or drive that is infected

4. not having the latest and most updated security on your computer

5. pirating software or music and movies

How can you prevent viruses from hacking your computer?

1. install anti-virus and malware software (and keep it up to date)

2. run regular virus scans on your computer

3. don't switch operating systems

4. secure your network

5. think before you click on ads and downloading of software