‘Prevention is better than cure’, as the saying goes is very true when it comes to your computer’s health. It is imperative to stay alert and ensure that your computer is well protected from the various dangers that lurk behind coded messages and E-mails that keep popping up on your screen. Most people misunderstand that computer security is only about viruses, spyware or intrusion detection. But there are many other things that fall under the computer security umbrella. You are exposed to the whole world as soon as you connect to the Internet and your PC becomes a paradise for hackers, people who spread spyware and viruses, waiting for an opportunity to get into your computer in search of some vital information.
Commonly, a computer user can be tricked or forced into downloading software onto a computer that is of malicious intent. Such programs are known as malware and come in many forms, such as Viruses, Trojan, Spyware, and Worms.
Viruses are programs that can replicate their structures or effects by infecting other files or structures on a computer. The common use of a virus is to take over a computer to steal data.
A Trojan (also known as Trojan Horse) is a general term for malicious software that pretends to be harmless so that a user willingly allows it to be downloaded onto the computer.
The term spyware refers to programs that surreptitiously monitor activity on a computer system and report that information to others without the user’s consent.
Antivirus & Internet Security
Antivirus programs and Internet security programs are useful in protecting a computer or programmable device from malware. Such programs are used to detect and usually eliminate viruses; however, it is now common to see security suites, containing also firewalls, anti-spyware, theft protection, and so on to more thoroughly protect users.
PC Infomatix helps you to maintain your computer just as you would maintain it yourself. Formatting your system is not always the right answer to get rid of malwares. Learn why you are at risk and what you can do to protect your precious personal and business data from the outside world through the very educative troubleshooting sessions that PC Infomatix provides for you when you call us to solve your problems.