Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Computer Viruses: What can you do to protect yourself?

Computer viruses can be a real problem for business and home computer users. So, what techniques to virus creators do to try to infect your computers? What can people do to protect themselves? Has your computer ever been infected with a virus? If so, what happened? Share your experiences.

Randall

12 comments:

  1. My computer has been infected with a computer virus a couple of times. I've learned a few techniques to avoid being infected; one of them is never open an attached file sent by an unknown e-mail address - it doesn't matter how important the subject line seems to be!! I'm an MSN messenger user and I never accept invitations from unknown users. They first have to identify themselves so that I can add them to my contact list. Last but not least, I always keep my antivirus software up to date!

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  2. Actually,my computer had suffered the virtues before and it had really made me mad. And now, having solved the problem, i am getting to know something about how to protect computers. To begin with, i do believe that an effective anti-virus program is really in need. Second, i will surf the website in a correct way,for example,do not log in any incredible websites which are always filled with much mussy information. And the last, check the computer regularly to make sure that it is in a good condition and as soon as you find something abnormal, try to find out the problem and tackle it, in case that it causes some damages to your files. In addition to that, i suggest that we should manage our document in order so as to help the computer to run in a healthy way. And these are some opinions about the protection of computers. Hope that it can be helpful.

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  3. I have KaperSky program

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  4. Indeed I am scared my computer to be infected with a virus. Unfortunately,I am a blind on how to handle the problem of viruses. When I couldn’t start my computer, the screen is away black, I feel lacking of my ability. I only know my poor computer getting sick, calling friend who is good at computer techniques for help. To protect computer, I only can do to keep myself action in good style. To surf the credible website, to update my antivirus software, to chat trustiness friends like as you all. To be hard for me learning techniques of computer. Only carefully to use my computer. Now I start to check my computer by antivirus software.

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  5. Viruses is the main problem that infect a personal and a business computers. In my personal experience,
    I have been installed a personal firewall beside, antivirus program. I don’t open any downloaded files without scan them.
    I decide to buy a Mac operating system to avoid viruses at all. Because all viruses are directed to windows operating system

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  6. I'm afraid of my computer being corrupted by a virus. My computer has not really been devastatingly affected so far. Yet, I've had to struggle with an unwanted commercial anti-virus program that had installed in my computer, but wouldn't be removed from my computer regardless of all attempts. Everytime I turned on the computer, that pop-up occured - almost every 5minutes- and warned me of the extreem urgency of a risk of a virus, but actually it's not. My computer had two kinds of anti-virus program already at that time, which gave me no warnings. In fact, the reason that nagging program was set up is all my mistakes. One day, on Web surfing, I happend to visit a foreign website, then it popped up together with a warning sound, asking me promptly to download it. I was so supprised that I just pressed the button without question, because the icon and color were almost similar to those of Microsoft. The moment, however, I pushed the button, I realized something wrong, but it was too late to regret. After that, that pop-up kept nagging me to purchase that software for about three months. In the meantime, I tried to get rid of it in whatever way I can, but failed. The only thing I was glad was what it didn't do any harm on my computer, anyway. In the end, supprisingly, it's gone after about three months. I learned from this I'd never download the questionable program.

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  7. AVG is a good program I've been using for a few months. It auto updates everyday though, which slows down my puter.

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  8. I'm really not good at computer but I think having an effective anti virus sofeware is a good way to protect my computer from being damaged by virus. I'm using AVG and I feel it's quite good. I agree that I dont want to open any link of unknown website that is sent to my mail because I think it may contain virus.

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  9. I think, a powerful anti-virus progam should be used to protect our computers. It is always kept software uptated. Besides antivirus programs, anti spyware softwares should be installed on our computers. We must scan our computers frequently using these programs. Another important thing, our web browsers should be updated.
    If you have not any money to spend for, I recommend AVG and Ad_Aware free versions. They are not exactly as good as their nonfree versions but they work.

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  10. Mona said
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    I don't know what should I do when I find a virus in my computor I only know that I shouldn't open files from an unknown person but, I will try to know the best ways to protect my computer when I find any dangerous thing as a virus

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  11. Anti-virus is very sucessful program and very useful for induvidual users and for business companies.
    My computer has infected a couple of times and by having Macafee Anti-virus nothing seemed too hard for me,i just scanned my computer 2 times wich is mean Macafee caught the viruses and i deleted them,i usually go through untrusted websites that i cant recognize from trusted websites so!i downloaded Macafee Site Advisor on my Internet Explorer webpage that stope me to go through untrusted websites by giving me a red singe and allow me to continue my search by giving me green light.
    i guess this's the best way to protect my computer of any infections that cause to damage or possibly ruin my computer and all my files .

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  12. My computer has been infected with a computer virus a couple of times. I've learned a few techniques to avoid being infected; one of them is never open an attached file sent by an unknown e-mail address - it doesn't matter how important the subject line seems to be!! I'm an MSN messenger user and I never accept invitations from unknown users. They first have to identify themselves so that I can add them to my contact list. Last but not least, I always keep my antivirus software up to date!

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Thanks for posting a comment. I appreciate your interesting in sharing your ideas.

Best,

Randall