Articles tagged: viruses

Best Choice!

What’s the Best Anti-Malware Tool to Keep Me Safe?

Over the years, your choices when it comes to anti-malware tools have become simpler, yet frustratingly imprecise.

I Run Anti-virus Software. Why Do I Still Sometimes Get Infected?

I Run Anti-virus Software. Why Do I Still Sometimes Get Infected?

It seems like even the most up-to-date anti-malware package isn’t always enough. It’s frustrating, because you’d think it would be.

Internet Safety: 7 Steps to Keeping Your Computer Safe on the Internet

Internet Safety: 7 Steps to Keeping Your Computer Safe on the Internet

Internet safety is difficult, yet critical. Here are seven key steps to keep your computer safe on the internet.

You Don't Need A New Computer

My Machine’s Full of Malware; Should I Get a New Computer?

For some reason many people’s gut reaction to a malware infestation is to consider getting a new computer. That’s just … wrong.

Mushroom Cloud

Why is my machine so slow after a recovery from malware?

Not only is malware written with bad intent, but it is often written badly. It can leave a mark on your computer’s performance even after it’s been removed.

Salesman with an agenda

Why does this malware keep coming back?

There are tools out there that can remove malware completely so that it does not come back. But it’s worth taking a look at your own internet habits.

Encrypted!

Will Malware Infect the Backups on My Connected Backup Drives as Well?

In truth, malware can infect anything that it wants to, but there are a lot of reasons why your backup files aren’t targeted.

Virus

Can I Check a Download for Viruses before I Download It?

Files cannot be checked for viruses before being downloaded, but there are precautions you can and should take.