Keeping Computer Viruses at Bay

By: calistastacy

There is no contesting the fact that computers are a boon and life without them is quite unimaginable. One is handicapped if one is not able to reach out to a virtual window at a flick of a switch. At the same time viruses and spyware are a bane that can do endless harm not only to one’s machine, but also to one’s professional and private life not to mention that one can be left penniless or in huge debts if one becomes the victim of spyware. This is most likely to happen if one does not take adequate precautions or seek protection against these fraudulent means.

Something as innocuous as visiting a new website or downloading some pictures or programs can leave one’s machine infested with viruses which can paralyze one’s computer and make all the important information stored in it inaccessible.

The ultimate aim of these programs is to take control of one’s computer, destroy data, steal usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, email messages, and other vital data and then route illicit materials through one’s computer to avoid being traced by law enforcement authorities. One’s browsing or other computing habits can also be tracked with a motive to spy.

A lot of companies now offer solutions to such problems and most of them have easy to use websites that are loaded with all the required information and the methods one can take recourse to, to keep one’s computer free from viruses. A lot of users may not even realize that their computer is under attack and may continue to use them while their machine unknowingly continues to spread the virus to other computers.

The services of an expert are required to run a diagnostic check to see if a computer is under attack. For this the company provides in-house service where in a representative of the company visits the residence or office and physically examines the machine and in most cases the viruses can be removed and prevented from coming back at a very reasonable cost. The files on the computer are scanned and a service check performed to ascertain as to which programs are infected by viruses and are likely to harm the machine.

An appropriate anti virus anti bug system, spyware search and removal, and ad blocking software is then installed and the client briefed on the method of updating these methods. Most of these programs are free and the client pays nothing more than the service charge for consultation. One may not even need to have a visitor from the company again because one would be schooled on how one can continue to keep one self protected from crippling viruses.

It is thus perfectly in order to see to it that one’s system is not violated by viruses if one is to maintain one’s personal, professional and financial privacy and safety.

Pavel P. Zaichenko is the CTO of Keeping Computer Viruses at Bay,There is no contesting the fact that computers are a boon and life without them is quite unimaginable. One is handicapped if one is not able to reach out to a virtual window at a flick of a switch.

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