Virus Prevention and Removal
Antivirus software is must-have protection. Keep it installed,
enabled, and up-to-date at all times. But though antivirus software
is critical, alone it's not enough to keep you protected. Follow
sound security practices, install a firewall, and use other adjunct
protection in combination with your own common sense.
SOUND SECURITY PRACTICES
downloads that entice you with FREE offers. An alarming
number of FREE downloads on the web come with hidden executable
files that install into your computer for malicious purposes. For
example, free screensavers, videos, and music downloads often include
spyware - an invisible Keystroke-Logger utility which records your
every keystroke and later transmits this data to a hacker, malware
- a program that maliciously disables your anti-virus program and
ability to go online. At best, you may receive a pop-up advertising
2. Never click ANYWHERE on a popup
warning that implys "Your system may be infected. Click
here to run a scan now!" This is referred to as "scareware".
Every option to close this type of utility will actually infect
your computer. Even the "X to close" has been pre-programmed
to launch the malicious program which will now install up to 30+
spyware/scareware/virus infections within seconds. The SAFE option
is to press CTRL + ALT + DEL keys to bring up the TASK MANAGER.
From the Task Manager you can click the END TASK button to cancel
the unwanted program and prevent it's installation. NEXT - open
your true anti-virus and anti-spyware program and run a
full scans to be certain you are not infected.
What protection software should I use?
The answer varies depending upon what you are looking for in a
program: ease of use, cost, tech support, features, ets. To read
a non-biased review of the top 20 programs, click the link below.
Best Anti-Virus protection software review.
Or... Call CPU for
an honest evaluation of the best program to fit your needs.