We’ve heard all about them. The horrors of the spider web. They’re hard to detect, hard to remove and can cause serious harm to your life. Yes, of course, I’m talking about viruses. Since the birth of the Internet and the advent of computers, viruses have been crawling around and causing damage.
But what is a virus? A virus is a piece of malicious computer code that can multiply over countless periods of time and spread throughout a computer system, damaging, corrupting, and destroying data. Like a medical term, viruses can multiply and spread. This means that several original lines of virus code can be tiny and unrecognizable. By the time the user detects them, it will be too late and the damage has already been done.
What can viruses do? A lot of things. From deleting data to keeping important documents for ransom, a virus is really something you want to avoid. Some viruses can take over your computer, and if you are not around, a hacker can manage your computer remotely. Viruses can also steal personal data and connections to online banking and social networks. Money can be stolen from your bank accounts, Facebook profiles can be hacked, and more.
That’s pretty scary. Viruses can cause enormous damage, which in some cases can be irreversible. But how can you prevent it? It’s easy. Get anti-virus software. Search the Internet for “anti-virus software” and you’ll get a lot of options. Basic protection, medium and advanced protection is available from software companies of all sizes. In nine out of ten cases, these antivirus products offer a free trial version. So don’t forget to download a free trial and see what works for you. You can also try a few different products. Each is different, but only one will be perfect for you.
We hope that you are now aware of the horrors that viruses can cause and that you are taking measures to protect yourself.