Error Due to Virus in Windows® XP®
Do you know what are the errors that a virus attack can cause on your system with Windows XP operating system? How you can prevent a virus attack on your PC?
The main enemy of your computer is no doubt a virus. Your system becomes more prone to a virus attack if your job demands to stay online for longer periods and browse various websites. There are end numbers of virus floating around the web. The major drawback of your system being infected by a virus is that it not only damages your PC, but can also result in your personal information or data being revealed to unknown persons.
Here is a description of the errors that occur after a virus attack, how a virus attack can be prevented, and how to remove viruses from your computer that has Windows XP operating system.
- Errors caused by virus on computer with Windows XP
- How to protect your system from a virus attack
- How to remove a virus from your system
Errors caused by virus on computer with Windows XP
A virus is a malicious program that can easily replicate itself and cause serious damage to your system. A virus is different from a spyware, adware and malware. A virus can cause more harm to a system than these as it can self-replicate. A computer infected with a virus may not function properly or may slow down. When you attempt to open or start a program, you may receive error messages such as Cannot find the file file name. Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available, Cannot launch application, or Program is not a valid Win32 application.
How to protect your system from a virus attack
To protect your system that has Windows XP operating system from a virus attack, you need to install Windows XP virus removal on your computer. Though by installing Windows XP virus removal software your system might not be fully protected from a virus attack, but still it can protect your computer to a very large extent. The other ways to protect your system from a virus attack are: By installing updated and trusted antivirus software, installing only original Windows XP operating system, and by not opening e-mails from unknown sources. To stay protected, schedule a complete system scan at least once a week on your antivirus software. Pirated versions of Windows XP operating system are more prone to virus attacks as the security BIOS of these versions are modified. So, purchase an original operating system and keep updating it regularly for continuous protection.
How to remove a virus from your system
A virus can be removed physically if you have detected its location. But, if you are unaware of its exact location then you have to install an antivirus program. While scanning your computer for viruses, disconnect your systems Internet connection. Always remember that your computer is more prone to virus intrusions if you are online, so make sure that you disconnect the Internet while you scan your computer.
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