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Viruses and Malware (MALicious softWARE)

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Unfortunately, viruses are becoming more commonplace on PC’s in recent years. One reason is the fact that almost everything we now do on a PC involves being connected to the internet. Email, web browsing, youtube videos, facebook, twitter; they all require internet access.  And the internet is a really easy way for these viruses and malicious programs to get into your PC.

But what is in it for the writers and distributors of these malicious programs? Money, that’s the reason. Viruses and malware generate large sums of money for these “Internet crooks”.

So what can we do about it? Well, prevention is better than trying to “lock the stable door after the horse has bolted”. We at ASL recommend the following:

If you do get infected with a virus, don’t panic. The best advice is to turn the PC off, and then get the assistance of a reputable local IT support company to “clean up” your PC.

Chris Moody
ASL Computer Services

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