Computer Viruses Are Always a Hot Topic

a-very-sick-computerNo matter who you talk to, everyone has either had a computer virus or knows of someone who’s gone through the agony of trying to get rid of the problem. Computer viruses are a hot topic that seem to affect everyone who owns a computer, whether at work or at home. The companies that produce application programs that catch and delete these computer viruses are constantly updating their databases for virus types and definitions so that you can better protected against all the newest viruses. Developing virus protection programs is a multi-billion dollar business that’s growing more and more everyday. The number of viruses being created and uploaded to the web is growing at an astounding rate of at least two every eighteen seconds! This definitely keeps the virus protection companies on their toes with research and development.

Because these viruses copy themselves to any computer we come in contact with, the spread of viruses throughout a computer network or the web is a  fast and deadly inconvenience to happen to your computer. Because computer viruses are a hot topic, they’re routinely the subject of magazine articles and forum topics online. While some viruses do nothing but frustrate you with pop-up ads or other messages, others are  malicious and set out from the start to destroy the files and operating system on your computer.

Of the 53,000 viruses that have been identified and classed, over 80 percent of them have been classed as malicious and capable of harming your computer process or data files. These computer viruses behave in much the same way as biological viruses by contaminating any computer system that it comes in contact with. These self-executing programs are generally small and work at damaging the way your computer works or by damaging or  removing key process files.

To prevent viruses from taking over your computer, scanning all downloaded files with an anti-virus program before opening them is important. It’s always a good idea to take the time to ensure that the file you thought you were downloading is indeed the file you have.In order to prevent viruses from infecting your computer’s files, it is important to scan each and every downloaded or questionable document with Antivirus Software. You will never regret taking a few extra few minutes to ensure your computer is safe since it could save you hundreds of dollars in damages. For instance, a file that labels itself as a movie file and is less than two megabytes in size is not a movie file. Movie files are generally almost a thousand times that size and therefore, the file you have downloaded is most likely not a movie file and may in fact be a computer virus.

When computer viruses are a hot topic, more and more people find out about the destructive power of these programs. In this way,  people find out about virus protection programs and rush out to get the newest protection programs or ensure that their computer virus protection is up to date. Many magazines and news articles about computer viruses have the effect of sometimes panicking people in to believing that their computers are at risk. Having a quality anti-virus program and current updates is two of the best ways to protect your computer against virus attacks.

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  2. George says:

    Well it is a Very interesting post you know. Really it's such a pain to have those kind of problems in a computer. That is why there is so many people on trying to a a favor to others. They post their experiences and ways that they learn to fix the problem that they had once. It's great that they do that just like “Pay It Forward” theory once they done that.

    But it sucks sometime that they abuse this kind of system. Hackers also seen a way to make computer users install their virus on their system. They give out and recommend a fake Anti-virus products that makes crazy problems on the computer and make them to purchase the upgraded version of the program which is called Rouge Products.

    Well there is no end to this kind of problems that is why we should keep on our selves informed about this stuffs. Having an Accurate information is so hard to find today. Knowing sites that give news letter like Avg's information board sophos post and other newsletter from the site's like this http://systemsecurityinstitute.org/ is the greatest source that they can have to learn from.So that they won't end up on messing the problem to worst.

  3. marcus says:

    Nice information, this problem is been running for a very long time and it's great that we have this anti-virus systems. Computer virus irritates me because it tend to slow down your computer and sometimes it destroys some of your file. I hope that this problem will be eliminated but i know its not that easy. nice post!

    By the way, try posting this on http://www.freepressreleasecenter.com/ , so many people can read about this.

    marcus
    Online Learning

  4. marcus says:

    Nice information, this problem is been running for a very long time and it's great that we have this anti-virus systems. Computer virus irritates me because it tend to slow down your computer and sometimes it destroys some of your file. I hope that this problem will be eliminated but i know its not that easy. nice post!

    By the way, try posting this on http://www.freepressreleasecenter.com/ , so many people can read about this.

    marcus
    Online Learning

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