Internet Malware Security
Methods to protect your computer from different malware
There are a number of threats lurking around the web. It means that every move you make on the web is dangerous. Every download is risky; every website you visit can prove to be harmful. There are a number of viruses, Trojans, worms and conflickers all over the web. They can harm the computer beyond ones imagination. Some viruses damage the systems performance; others are responsible for the infection of the .exe, .bin, .com files. Malwares are a collection of different threats such as computer viruses, worms; Trojan horses are all other unwanted malicious coded programs, which may harm the computer. So, basically malwares are the group of maliciously coded programs, which can affect your computer and can cause potential damage to it.
Different types of malware and how to protect your system from malware is discussed in the following points:
The malwares are broadly classified into two categories. These include the computer viruses and the worms. The computer viruses are so called because, they cause potential damage to the PC they get entry into. The worm is rather different from viruses. A worm is defined as that virus which can get entry into a network and can infiltrate into different computers. The malwares remain hidden in a PC and never expose themselves but, secretly carry on their function. Some of these malwares remain hidden and secretly connect to its server ever time you use the internet hence, making the PC vulnerable to attacks. The hackers use this method to steal sensitive information.
The main cause of spread of these malwares is through the internet. Various sites have to offer attractive packages and ask the user to download some files for proper functioning. Everyday you get spam into your inbox. These modes are mostly used to infect PCs with viruses. Once the computer is infected with a virus it remains hidden and only expresses itself when programmed. Some viruses infect the application and cease them and cause frequent crashes. You cannot install any software in this condition.
Various precautionary measures can be taken to avoid the virus from spreading or infecting. Some of them include not opening any mail from unknown sender. Delete these mails without opening them. Never open any web link which has been sent to you by an unknown person. Download files from a secure and well known source. Apart from this use a well known antivirus. Furthermore, user must update the antivirus to the latest virus definitions. Antivirus software provides a real-time security to the users. These measures if taken can reduce the risk of infecting the PC.
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