Does your computer lag or does it seem to have any unusual behaviour, if it does chances are your computer is infected with a virus. To help you with solutions to computer viruses I have answered some questions people ask me about getting rid of viruses.
1.) Whats is a computer virus?
Computer viruses are small software programs that are designed to spread from one computer to another and to interfere with computer operation. A virus might corrupt or delete data on your computer, use your e-mail program to spread itself to other computers, or even erase everything on your hard disk. Attachments most easily spread viruses in e-mail messages or instant messaging messages. Viruses can be disguised as attachments of funny images, greeting cards, or audio and video files; this is why most viruses come from downloading movies, music, illegal programs and most of all from pornographic material.
2.) What are other names for a virus?
You may have heard of malware, spyware, Trojans, trackers, hijackers, adware, etc… these are just subsections of viruses.
3.) Symptoms of a virus?
After you open and run an infected program or attachment on your computer, you might not realise that you have introduced a virus until you notice something is not quite right.
Here are a few primary indicators that your computer might be infected:
- Your computer runs more slowly than usual,
- Your computer stops responding or locks up often,
- Your computer crashes and restarts every few minutes,
- Your computer restarts on its own and then fails to run normally,
- Applications on your computer do not work correctly,
- Disks or disk drives are inaccessible,
- You can not print correctly,
- You see unusual error messages,
- You see distorted menus and dialogue boxes
- You are BOMBARDED with pop-ups,
4.) What are some solutions to computer viruses?
The perfect solutions to computer viruses are purchasing a quality virus program, and staying off unwanted sites. Then your computer and your privacy are secured.
5.) What is the best virus protection for me?
Even if you do not have a virus, or already have one, purchasing a quality virus program is the best solution to computer viruses. I have mentioned the best solutions/products for your computer virus problems below.
6.) How easy is it to use the software?
You can have the software downloaded and running within ten minutes. It’s that easy! You can even set it to run regularly – you do not even have to know it’s there. It will just run regularly to clear out new viruses that might have somehow crept in.
7.) Why should I pick any of these virus protection programs?
Well, that is a good question. What is unique about these programs is that they attack viruses before the virus attacks your computer. Compared to Norton Antivirus, which lets the virus attacks the computer and then kill the virus and go after its sources. The negative about this is if u let the virus install itself, its almost impossible to kill its roots. Also, the programs I have listed below have real-time protection. Real-time protection is denying the virus from entering your computer; therefore, you can surf any website you want.
8.) Okay, but still, why should I pick these programs? (convince me more)
All right, well Big brand name programs such as Norton or Mcafee, come out with new editions each year, which means that you need to buy the latest version in order to keep up with the virus world. In comparison the programs I mention, you do not need to but the new version every year, the programs virus definitions are auto-updated. Also, these programs are a lot more affordable than brand name programs. THE PROGRAMS GET THE JOB DONE!!