Articles tagged: viruses
Buying a new machine is a common knee-jerk reaction to a bad malware infestation. And it’s wrong. Not just a little wrong — it’s completely unnecessary.
Files cannot be checked for viruses before being downloaded, but there are precautions you can and should take.
Online security is critical. Here are the key steps you can take to keep yourself safe on the internet.
For some reason, many people’s gut reaction to a malware infestation is to consider getting a new computer. That’s unnecessary.
It’s possible for malware to be difficult or nearly impossible to remove. It’s also extremely rare.
Over the years, your choices when it comes to anti-malware tools have become simpler, yet frustratingly imprecise.
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.
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.
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.
In truth, malware can infect anything that it wants to, but there are a lot of reasons why your backup files aren’t targeted.