Monday, June 22, 2009

Computer's Viruses (the wrong stuff!!)

Hello Friends,
Today I will respond that many customers during my daily work often ask me, what a virus is?

Computer viruses are small software programs that are designed to spread from one computer to another and to interfere with normal computer operation. A virus might corrupt or delete data on your computer, use your e-mail program to spread itself to other computers, erase everything on your hard disk, or even worse become a victim of electronic fraud.

Viruses are most easily spread by attachments in e-mail messages or instant messaging messages. That is why it is essential that you never open e-mail attachments unless you know who it's from and you are expecting it.Viruses can be disguised as attachments of funny images, greeting cards, or audio and video files.Viruses also spread through downloads on the Internet. They can be hidden in illicit software or other files or programs you might download.

To help avoid viruses, it's essential that you keep your computer current with the latest updates and antivirus tools, stay informed about recent threats, and that you follow a few basic rules when you surf the Internet, download files, and open attachments.

Once a virus is on your computer, its type or the method it used to get there is not as important as removing it and preventing further infection. After you open and run an infected program or attachment on your computer, you might not realize that you've introduced a virus until you notice something isn't quite right. People from ftbiz can help you up, contact us.

Here are a few primary indicators that your computer might be infected:

• Your computer runs more slowly than normal

• Your computer stops responding or locks up often

• Your computer crashes and restarts every few minutes

• Your computer restarts on its own and then fails to run normally

• Applications on your computer don't work correctly

• Disks or disk drives are inaccessible

• You can't print correctly

• You see unusual error messages

• You see distorted menus and dialog boxes

These are common signs of infection—but they might also indicate hardware or software problems that have nothing to do with a virus. Unless you install industry-standard, up-to-date antivirus software on your computer, there is no way to be certain if your computer is infected with a virus or not. If you don't have current antivirus software installed or if you're interested in installing a different brand, you can try Windows Live OneCare free for 90 days or visit our Windows Marketplace for software from other companies.

Nothing can guarantee the security of your computer 100 percent!!!.

You can continue to improve your computer's security and decrease the possibility of infection by using a firewall, keeping your system up-to-date, maintaining a current antivirus software subscription, and following a few best practices.

Tip: Because no security method is guaranteed, it's important to back up critical files on a regular basis before you encounter a virus or other problems.

Steps to help avoid viruses:
1. Use an Internet firewall

2. Visit Microsoft Update and turn on automatic updating.

Note: If you've installed the most recent version of Microsoft Office, Automatic Updates will also update your Office programs. If you have an earlier version of Office, use Office Update.

3. Subscribe to industry standard antivirus software, such Mcafee, Norton, etc and keep it current.

4. Never open an e-mail attachment from someone you don't know.

5. Avoid opening an e-mail attachment from someone you know, unless you know exactly what the attachment is. The sender may be unaware that it contains a virus.

How can I remove a viruses from my computer?
Well to answer this question I will be willing to take some additional blogs. If you are interested in knowing please write down your query and I will gladly answer your questions on my next delivery

Greetings to all
Fernando / FTbiz

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