Monday, February 13, 2012

3 Reasons Microsoft Security Essentials Is The Best

You get home from a hard days work, and you sit down to relax by starting up your computer and surfing the web. Your friend sends you an email with an interesting link, and writes that you really need to click this link. The next thing you know, your computer starts acting crazy and a sickening feeling starts in the pit of your stomach, you are infected.

But this scenario does not have to happen to you, not when Microsoft Security Essentials is available as a free download. The internet is not a safe place, and you definitely need protection before opening that web browser or email message.

Friday, January 20, 2012

How To Identify Fake Anti-Virus Software

Today, people from all over the world are doing whatever they can to keep their computers virus free. People are becoming more, and more educated on ways to avoid accidentally downloading a virus that can wreck havoc on their computer. Spam email use to just be a nuisance as it filled up your inbox, but now more often than not a spam email can contain unwanted virus software that may be difficult to get rid of once your computer is infected with it. Although these problems can be bothersome, they are easy to avoid by applying some restraint in not opening unfamiliar emails, and using some common sense. Unfortunately, there is a menace that some people are not even aware of when it comes to computer viruses - fake anti-virus software.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Understand Processes Behind Computer Virus Protection

Computer viruses can lead to crippling loss of data. Infectious programs have led to a serious case of information loss. And the need to protect yourself with an antivirus program is essential for safeguarding the security of your entire network.

Protecting against virus involves certain steps, which are discussed below in detail.

Understanding the issue

Firstly, there is need to understand what viruses are and how they work. You can find huge information about the virus over the websites providing details about computer viruses. Majority of viruses attack computers via emails that come from attachments or files when downloaded from the Internet. There are several viruses out there and many are identified every day. From 'harmless pranks' to programs that could make entire systems to crash. Some serious viruses are designed to take over anything that is stored on your hard drive. Even smallest virus can create great complexities. Hence, it is vital to address viral threats and also to learn about computer virus protection.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Computer Viruses: Where Did They Come From?

 Viruses have evolved at a high volume over the past years. The first known computer virus was written in 1982 by Rich Skrenta. The next virus was discovered by two Pakistani brothers; the virus was called the Brain. Before the Internet became so popular most viruses were spread through hardware, such as floppy disks, USBs, and other removable media. In this paper, I will define a computer virus and discuss the different types of viruses, preventative measures, and recovery methods.

Definition of a Computer Virus

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

How to Remove Malware and Spyware From a Computer

What is Spyware/Malware?

Spyware collects your personal information without your knowledge. This can be the websites you visit to more serious concerns like passwords and usernames you enter. It can also affect your computers performance as it uses vital resources and a heavy infection can pretty much bring your computer to a standstill. Malware is software that is designed to gain unauthorised access to your computer. Some of the nastier bits of software can open up your computer for nastier viruses or hijack your internet browser and inundate you with pop ups of false security software and cleaners

Monday, October 3, 2011

How to Get McAfee to Scan Your Computer

McAfee antivirus is a reputed, on-demand, high-quality security solution for not only home users but also for professionals, enterprises, and SMBs. McAfee antivirus has been designed to give users sound, bullet-proof protection from all-time-in-the-air different types of VB (Visual Basic), Flash Player malware, viruses, spyware, rootkits, identity thefts, scammers, and phishers among other online threats.

These threats are very common and have embedded into our lives like a normal breakfast, dinner, or lunch. You may someday skip your meal but these threats will not skip your computer and the stored data on it no matter what time of day or night you go online. It is true. You never come to know when a malware slips into your computer from a free virus removal software, song, video, flash player, video game, emoticon, greeting, toolbar, and tray clock among others. These are only a few of those limitless online things that bring infections to your computer. There are actually limitless online threats with their versions, re-versions available on the internet.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Cybercrime Attacks Are Happening - Are You A Victim?

Small businesses are, in present times, faced by waves and waves of cyber attacks and are the targets of criminals whom want to compromise their computer systems and data stored both belonging to the small business and its clientele base. Another aim is to wrest the control of a small business and its computer network from its rightful owner(s) and its use as botnets to perpetrate more cybercrime. There are so many small businesses out there that rely on the internet to get a hold of clients and customers, therefore it makes them fodder for the hackers and cyber criminals. The reasons behind so many small businesses being targeted for attacks are 1) some rely on free antivirus applications which might not guarantee complete security from hackers, and 2) some frequently operate without any security measures, i.e. without firewall, without anti-spam and without antispyware. Perhaps the most prominent reason for the attacks on small businesses is that they are not prepared and do not have the resources to install and use the best available and sophisticated security software and/or hardware applications.