|Date Added: November 01, 2009 07:51:27 PM|
|Category: Technology: Computers|
There are many things you have to watch out for when you’re online, and one of the worst of those is the computer virus. Now that broadband Internet is more common, there are more and more viruses out there that can sneak onto your computer without you knowing it. This is why it is very important to have a very good firewall on your computer, as well as a good antivirus program. It is also important to make sure each of them is updated on a regular basis.
Most protection software will update on its own, however your firewall may stop your computer virus software from updating. You must make sure that you have your firewall set to allow these updates to come through. If you have something like Zone Alarm, it will ask you if you would like to allow the software to access the Internet. You will see the same type of activity when a computer virus is trying to get onto your system. Your firewall and your computer virus software should both stop this type of activity, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to keep an eye on things.
Sometimes the computer virus can get onto your computer and can do damage very quickly, while other times the process is slow and you may not know what is going on for quite a while. Sometimes a computer virus will be planted that does nothing but plant other viruses. This can be very confusing, and can lead to a lot of problems if your software is not up to date. At times you may get a virus that your software has not picked up on. If you think this is the case, update your antivirus software immediately and run another scan.
With broadband Internet service you can surf the Internet much faster, but you can also pick up the computer virus much faster. Sadly, a nasty computer virus is all it takes to completely destroy your system. There are people out there with nothing better to do than to try to create a new virus to take over your computer. I am not sure why they do this, but I guess it doesn’t matter if we know why. Even though we don’t understand why they do, it is important that we realize they do. You should make sure that you do everything it can to keep in a computer virus from destroying your system.
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