Rid Popups - Do you Know How your Pc Got Infected?

By: Andres Berger

An active antivirus program needs be on every computer for protection against the many emails that contain a virus or Spyware, and this program will check your emails before you open them. One way a virus can strike your computer is through chain letters, prayers or solicitation requests. The chain has come to you through many computers and someone along the way could have a computer virus. Unknowingly, the person is spreading the virus to the computers of other people.

If you open the attachment, your computer is susceptible to being harmed or permanently damaged in some cases. Some people think it is fun to mess with other people's computers but these people have more than likely been bullies all their lives. Viruses can and will mess with your computer and become an irritating experience and this is the main reason you really need a good antivirus program active on your computer at all times.

An antivirus program protects you and your computer from malicious interference by people who seem to have lots of time, but lack the initiative to do something good. They choose evil and viruses are evil. These people have the knowledge to create good programs and could get rich by doing something constructive, but waste their time and your time by being vindictive. The only suitable name for people who enjoy doing harm to others is "vindictive sadist."

There are many very good antivirus programs available on the market and these programs often comes as add-ons for toolbars you use with your browser. For instance, if you use the Mozilla Firefox 2 browser several search engines come with the browser. The toolbars for these search engines offer an antivirus add-on. One of the most helpful programs I have seen is Panda, which offer a complete suite of security software (you can find a limited time special discount at the link of the bottom of this page) to fight for you by looking at every email coming to your computer. This program and others like it will also check your outgoing email to make certain you are not spreading a virus you do not know you have in your computer.

Be very careful about emails, which come with a request for you to keep the email going by forwarding it to others. Normally, it is best to delete all messages of this type. Someone unknown to you on the long list of people could be spreading a virus and not know it is happening. When an antivirus program is working for you, every email is checked and, if a virus is present, it is quarantined and you cannot open it by mistake. With some antivirus programs you will not even see the email.

One of the best steps to take for your computer to keep it safe is to spend the money for a good security system, which is a program offering protection on various threats like viruses, Spyware, Adware, Malware, Phishing and Pharming (the newest form of Spyware). An important feature of this type of program is that it will bring daily updates to your computer automatically. You set a time to update and the program does the rest. It is a good practice to have the program update early in the day because in many cases, the program's technicians have been working all night to fix any deficiencies in the security program found that day.

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