For a computer virus to spread through a computer system, or network, it must be activated. This means that the file that contains the virus must be opened, or executed in order for the virus to come to life. After it gets activated, these viruses look for certain programs to infect. The main and the important that you must note is that, all viruses seem to do well is duplicate themselves within the programs they find, and this is the main reason as to how they spread well.
There are a lot of effects that a virus can cause on your computer depends on how it has been programmed to spread. These / this programming can be one of two types: One is the resident and the other is the non-resident. The non-resident viruses are made up of two processes -one finds files on your computer to infect, and the other duplicates the virus.
Resident viruses are made up of only one process. The sole function is to duplicate itself throughout your computer. To perform this action, resident viruses are programmed to load into the computer's memory and the virus itself is activated every time you turn your computer on. This process continues as long as the system is on.
The other ways that viruses spread through computer are:
The most common and easy way is through an email attachment. Now a day’s email software allows a virus to spread simply by opening or reading an email.
It is not a good idea to open anything that pops into their in-box. Opening an attachment without verifying its contents is also not a good idea. Do not run a program that you save to disk from an email attachment without anti-virus protection in place. Also any Word documents, which may contain have viruses in embedded macros.
Another popular way for a virus or spy-ware to spread is by piggybacking on other software that you download. You may be at risk most of the times because of this. Often these and other downloads come with malware, so running a good anti-spy-ware program provided by L&C Sunshine Technology would reduce your risk.
Sometimes it is better to just click NO when u come across pops up windows that says click here to install anti-virus software or something similar to this. Unless you know for sure that you need to press OK, do not venture in to such things then treat these pop-up as threats to your computer.
Sometimes It's NOT Nice to Share
If you are on a network, make sure that you do not allow your hard drive to be shared, if done so then you are WIDE OPEN for the users on the network. If one of them gets a virus, then there is nothing to prevent it from copying itself to your computer through the network share.
Media such as floppies and CDROMs are prone to virus attacks very easily. Please be very careful while using them.
These days, computer systems are built to protect themselves against viral infection. Anti-virus software’s also helps you in lot of ways. So one has to be very careful in dealing with, computer software’s, hardware and anti-virus programs. Services Ohio Virus Removal could be of major use in these cases.
My name is Karim Kayley and I am IT Systems Engineer with over 10 Year Experience; L&C Sunshine Technology Services was started with the business fundamentals that a client should be dealt with on a one on one personal level, not treated like an account number.
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