I have been using computers since 1988. I have seen many things happen during these past 25 years. Computer viruses can arrive on computers that use windows, linux, or mac os x.
More and more I see viruses of all types – trojans, spyware, rootkits, html injectors, fake anti-virus programs, and more are created and distributed every day.
What can you do to reduce the change of getting such a malicious program?
- Use an anti-virus program and have it update continuously. Programs such as eSet, avira, avg, and avast can help prevent computer viruses from infecting your computer. I do not recommended Symantec anti-virus due to slowing down the computer and inferior detection of malware.
- Be careful of downloading programs from torrents, or sites devoted to pirated programs. You don’t know what may be inside that download.
- Make sure that your computer operating system is up to date with updates and security patches.
- Make sure that plug-ins are also up to date such as java, adobe flash, adobe reader.
If you run into trouble with a computer virus, then please contact Pablo’s Computers at 619-796-3074 from within San Diego County.
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