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