Articles tagged: viruses
Internet Safety: 7 Steps to Staying Safe Online
Online security is critical. Here are the key steps you can take to keep yourself safe on the internet.
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 unnecessary.
Can Malware Survive If I Reset My PC?
It’s possible for malware to be difficult or nearly impossible to remove. It’s also extremely rare.
One Reason Why You Don’t Need a New Computer
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 very wrong and completely unnecessary.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can I Check for Malware before Downloading Something?
Files cannot be checked for viruses before being downloaded, but there are precautions you can and should take.