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How Do Viruses Spread with Spam and Email?

Most of the viruses that spread on your computer are delivered through attachments. These attachments are sent via email most often from people you know who are unaware of the virus or through spam mail that wants to advertise a message to you.

So, what happens once you receive an email infected with a virus? Emails infected with a virus usually appear like any normal email in your inbox. When the unsuspected user opens the email and the attachment, the virus executes itself and will begin to infect your computer system and other files on the computer and will erase or change information. Some viruses may do very little harm or may cause no harm at all to your computer. But other viruses may damage your computer greatly. Therefore, it is important that you install anti-virus software programs and take other security measures before a virus attacks your computer.

To avoid your computer from getting a virus, follow these suggestions:

  • Do not open an email attachment unless you know whom it's from and whether or not you were expecting it.
  • Delete emails immediately if you do not know the person who sent you the email.
  • Upload anti-virus software on your computer and update it regularly.
  • Use email programs that have built in spam filters.
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Identity theft comes in many forms.

A person\92s identity can be 'borrowed' for the purpose of creating fictional credit cards or a person\92s entire identity can be usurped to the point where they can have difficulty proving that they really are who they claim to be.

Up to 18% of identity theft victims take as long as four years to realize that their identity has been stolen.

There are many ways to protect your personal identity and many steps you can take to prevent your identity from being stolen:

*Never give out unnecessary personal information
*Never provide bank details or social security numbers over the Internet
*Always remain aware of who is standing behind you when you type in your personal credit codes at ATM machines and at supermarket checkout swipe machines.