How to crack the virus problem with your computer today!

By: Todd Jirecek

Having a computer and an internet connection todaycan pose all kinds of problems that you may not evenbe aware of.

Sure, a computer is a great tool and it can be fun for youand your family but you at least need to keep it secureso you can protect you data and personal information.

Now as you read this article there are hundreds of virusesall over the internet. What are you chances of getting acomputer virus? Well, that just depends on how often youuse your computer and how you use it.

First let's understand the internet and how it works. Theinternet is a wonderful thing. It is a network of computersall linked together in one way or another. With the internetyou can write emails and even search your local library.

The world wide web is different. This is where you surfto see web pages. The web is a collection of computerscalled servers all linked together so you can call up webpages and see them.

Can you get a virus from the web? Yes you can.

Butlets focus on the internet here. Remember how I said theinternet is different from the web? It is mostly the internetthat causes the problem. You see the internet is what youuse for email and email is where viruses can really spreadand fast.

Remember the web is a collection of computers with webpages on them so you can surf and see them. But, theinternet is just about everyone's computer in the world. Thatmeans you and I.

This is why you have to learn to protect your email and learnwhat you need to look for in email.

If you take a moment and think that email is on justabout everyone's computer in the world, you can start to seewhere problems might start.

Someone creates a virus type program and what is thenumber one thing a virus does? It duplicates itself.

Are you starting to see the picture here?

So, that certain someone creates a virus programs andsends it out to let's just say one person. All it takes isthat one person clicking on that email or opening anattachment to activate the virus.

That virus then starts to spread to others because it waswritten that way and told to do so.

Now that you understand how a virus works. Learn howto protect yourself.

The number one thing you can do besides having some kindof anti virus software on your computer is, learn to be carefulopening attachments in your email.

This is how viruses spread faster than anything on the internet.

If you do not know who the email with the attachment camefrom, then do not open it. Just click delete and throw it away.

If you think it may have been an important email from a friendor company, then all you have to do is call them upand ask them.

This is a much better solution then losing all of your data.

Remember, just be careful what you open and your life willbe that much better.

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