3 Easy Ways to Eliminate Dangerous Malware From Your Computer

Jul 30 13:24 2009 Ritchie Smythe Print This Article

Malware is essentially a portmanteau from the words malicious and software. It is a highly dangerous form of virus because it is designed to do significant damage on a computer system without informed consent. This means a computer may crash unknowingly,Guest Posting without any warning whatsoever. Further, malware comes in many different forms such as the popular worms, Trojan horses, spyware, keyloggers and other computer viruses. What makes it more dangerous is that malware can infiltrate a computer system even if there is anti-virus software present. This is because most anti-virus systems are currently not updated and thus equipped to protect such viruses such as malware. The good news is that attacks of malware can be prevented in three easy steps. Make sure you follow the steps below because malware can be very hazardous especially when all your files can no longer be restored.

Always block all pop-ups

Pop-up windows and pop-up ads contain spyware, which are dangerous when clicked several times. To prevent this, simply go to the Options menu on your favorite browser and check the box that allows all pop-up windows to be blocked. If your browser cannot do so, you can also do this manually by closing the entire window by clicking the standard x mark located at the top right hand corner of the window if pop-up advertisements start to appear on the screen. More importantly, never ever lick inside the main window, as this will lead you to the unwanted website. Sometimes pop-up ads can be tricky by putting links inside the window that says “click here to close window”. Do not fall into this trick; always remember to click outside the pop-up window.

Do not use file sharing programs

Apart from legality issues, downloading files from file sharing networks such as Limewire, Kazaa, or Bearshare can do harm on your computer system because file sharing allows your computer to be fully exposed to hackers and unscrupulous internet users all over the world. In fact, most malware attacks originate from file sharing networks. Think of it this way; there is absolutely no way to verify the sources of the files you download, thus the hackers who are looking to spread viruses can do so easily by spreading files. You may stumble upon a file that you are looking for and download it, only to find out that the file was nothing but a virus that can plague your computer system faster than a speeding bullet. The next thing you know is your computer crashes and all your files are lost. Do not take such a risk. Delete all your file sharing programs now before it’s too late.

Avoid e-mail attachments from unknown senders

If you have downloaded files and other attachments from unknown senders in your e-mail or instant messaging programs, delete them immediately. Make sure you delete them permanently from your computer. If you still see the file in the recycle bin, it’s not permanently deleted. Apart from that, discipline yourself to never open e-mail messages from people you do not know. Sometimes you can get spyware by simply opening a restricted webpage. So remember this; unless you know and trust the sender, do not open the message or download its attachments. GP

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