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Computer Virus & Worms: All You Need To Know

There are many different types of computer viruses and worms that can infect your hard drive and PC. Each type of virus has its own separate factors and means of infiltrating your hard drive which makes them different from each other. If you're wondering, read about What kind of virus is your computer most susceptible to? and How you could avoid this type of virus?

You have come to the right spot. Check out our article Computer Virus: The Types of Viruses Out There to read up on all the potential viruses crawling cyberspace. Learning about the different types of viruses will help you understand the best steps to take towards effective virus protection for your computer. Because first you’ll gain knowledge, and second this knowledge will help you better protect yourself from viruses that attack your PC or MAC. Visit our article Protecting Yourself from Computer Viruses to see how to avoid viruses from sneaky Trojan horse viruses to those relatively new Macro Viruses.

If you’re wondering why or who creates these pesky viruses that require you buy antivirus software that regularly scans your computer for intruders? To find out read our article The History of the Computer Virus to see how the first computer virus was created and what compels some people to make computer viruses and worms. Also, read about how viruses spread through spam and email and protect yourself before you are the next victim.

 

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Spyware has many ways of getting onto your computer, such as:

When you download programs - particularly freeware, or peer-to-peer sharing programs.

More covertly, spyware can install itself just by you visiting certain sites, by prompting you to download an application to see the site properly.

ActiveX controls. These pesky spyware makers will prompt you to install themselves while using your Internet browser