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Virus, Spyware and Malware - How To Prevent Becoming Infected.

With the huge popularity of the Internet has come the massive increase in cyber attacks, hackers, trojans and viruses. This article will help you computer from becoming infected.

So what can you do protect yourself against these nasty vermin?

Virus Protection Software
The first thing is to make sure your computer is protected. Investing in anti virus that will monitor your system at all time is vital to preventing your system from attack. Some of the products will come free with the purchase of a new computer, while some can be downloaded for free (Make sure if your downloading the virus software, that is reputable and isnt going to actually place spyware/adware/maleware on your computer).

The software is fairly easy to install and will monitor your computer against attacks and even schedule routine virus checks to make sure your computer hasn't been infected.

File Sharing or Torrent Downloading
Apart from the legal aspects of this, some peer to peer software, will actually infect your computer with pop-up ad's and open up avenues for Internet attack. It is always advisable to avoid these kind of sites altogether as they offer no protection to an unwanted attack.

Untrusted Sites
Never download software for an unverified source. If a popup appears with an unbelievable offer, it probably is. These are avenues for spyware to be installed on your computer that can either, monitor your Internet habits, infect your computer with pop-ups for Gambling or worse pornography ad's. By getting access to your computer, hackers can easily gain information such as credit card details or your passwords to your online accounts.

Email
On the increase is the risk of email attacks. These can be function in a variety of ways either advising you they want to send you money, or asking you to confirm your banking details, paypal or ebay account. If I ever get an email from a bank, Paypal or Ebay. I always login with the site direct and check the details there. Never respond to these emails, download attachments, or click on links.

By following the above methods, you can safely browse the web with minimum disruption. However, should your computer become infected or you need anti virus software installing please either call us visit us at one of our computer support centres.

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