Virus, malwares and spywares can slow down the computer’s speed orperformance, corrupt system files, delete important data without theconsent of its user, and can even crash the system.
There had been a tremendous increase in the number of computer usersworldwide. Number of computer systems being infected with the virusesand worms in also increasing at the same pace.
Internet has been the best medium for the spread of such threats. Themalicious code comes as an integral part of various applications andfiles which can be freely downloaded.
Let us highlight a few of the most striking mediums of virus transfer like:
1. Websites offering free software applications
2. Websites offering free songs
3. Audio and video codecs
Once they are successful in getting into a computer system then theystart their mode of operation. How to protect your computer from suchmalicious software? The answer is simple!
Just install good antivirus software and regularly update it for thelatest virus definitions. But is this step enough to offer a completeprotection? If you want a more enhanced protection then you can installbest antispyware software and turn on your system firewall.
The antivirus software programs are capable of locating, preventing,and removing the malicious programs from a computer system. You canchoose from a wide range of antivirus software available in the market.Some of the most acceptable ones are Norton, Avast, AVG, McAfee, ESET,F-Secure etc. Some companies are even offering a free-trial version oftheir antivirus software allowing the computer users to try theirantivirus software before opting for a purchased version of thesoftware.
There is some antivirus software, which can automatically updatewhereas others need to be configured. The feature of regularly updatingthe antivirus software allows for a more enhanced level of protectionagainst the newly released virus, worms and other threats.
on Feb 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet