29 September 2009 - Viruses and
Protecting Your Computer
A virus can be devastating to your
computer AND your productivity. Machines which have been
infected by a virus can experience any or all of the following:
Annoying pop-up messages
Programs running in the background which affect
performance (i.e. makes your computer slower)
Random shutting down of programs and documents
that you are working on.
Harvesting your personal information and sending
it to a foreign website
The only way to
absolutely protect yourself is not to use the internet!
So, how do you pick a great Anti-Virus
that will protect your computer from most viruses? Choose one that:
Automatically updates itself
Has very small updates so it doesnít take too
long to download and install.
Doesnít require that you reboot the machine.
The Anti-Virus finds most infections (96%+), and
finds them automatically without you doing anything.
It scans everything in real time going into and
out of your machine. It automatically cleans any infection that it
finds and if it canít clean it, it will delete the infection.
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Gail P. Eddy
Geek For Hire, Inc.
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