10 Steps To Preventing A Virus / Malware Infection

10 Steps For A Virus Free Computer How much time and money have you spent in having your computer repaired be- cause you have become infected with viruses and malware ? Infection from virus’s , malware can be avoided if you follow some simple BEHAVIORAL rules. Remember if you get infected it is your fault not your computer’s. The first point to remember is that running antivirus software will not prevent you getting a virus. Antivirus software is there in the hope that once you have a virus on your computer it will be able to remove it. Here are 10 points to follow that should mean an infection free computer NUMBER 1 Update your operating system regularly. Turn on Automatic Updates on Windows and apply all critical updates immediately. Check optional updates on a regular basis , they can in some cases trigger off critical updates. NUMBER 2 Update your software. PDF readers , Office , Flash , Java Adobe are responsible for numerous infections unless patched , there are settings in Adobe now where you can set automatic updates for their products. If in doubt with Adobe , download a new version from Adobe , Click here Java… Read More

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Backup , Format Your Computer And Reap The Rewards

The computer is one of those rare things that you can make exactly the same as when you first bought it , but yes it takes a bit of work.I sometimes end up having to format and reinstall peoples operating systems and there is a definite order in which this should be done.  First have you backed up everything that you need: The ” My Documents ” folder should contain the bulk of what you need to back up. All your documents , photos , movies , memories etc A folder with your internet favourites saved in  , export them from your current browser or Firefox and Google Chrome will sync them for you if you have adjusted the settings Instant Message Profiles ( Google search on how to do this ) Software you have purchased or downloaded with the activation keys  Music ( you have purchased or downloaded ) , dont forget the itunes folder Your e mails and address book if you do not use a web based e mail solution and if you think about it you should , makes it easier if the worst happens. Firstly you need to format the hard drive. You can do… Read More

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Examples Of Fake Emails

The following are all fake emails that end up in peoples inbox. Clicking on the links can lead to : Infection by malware , virus Installation of Trojans designed to steal your banking details , personal details The above is one that claims my Bigpond account could be suspended , but it is a fake email that ended up in my Gmail spam folder. Notice the red bar warning me. Google produce a warning saying. Warning: This message may not be from whom it claims to be. Beware of following any links in it or of providing the sender with any personal information. The next is from Paypal asking me to update my details. Again it came with a warning from Google and it was sent to an email address I did not have with Paypal Next this one which supposedly comes from Adobe and Apple  The first warning is the price Now this is the email addresses that caused it to arrive in my inbox. The address for Apple is incorrect , the address to me is wrong  Clicking on any of the links here could result in infection .

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