What is a Computer Virus?
It is a malicious code that is capable of replicating itself and spread itself from one device to another.
Do you know the full form of a virus?
Viruses are basically one type of malware, which infects your computer virus. The major types of malware are viruses, Spyware, Trojans, Worms, and Ransomware.
How do they affect our computer?
A computer virus affects your computer badly. It lowers the speed of the computer. Your data get lost, files get infected and gradually your system will crash. Sometimes this malware is also used by hackers to gain access to personal information on your computers.
How do Viruses Spread?
Viruses are generally attached to files and folders, if you download something from the internet or connect any virus affected device to your computer then the virus gets attached to your computer as well.
After getting aware of this, do you still want your PC to be exposed to the risk of a virus attack?
How to protect your computer from a virus attack?
- Keep your computer updated with the latest version of the operating system.
- Avoid downloading from suspicious websites
- Use a secure network
- Avoid using open Wi-Fi
- Scan E-mail attachments before downloading
- Backup all the important data of your computer
- Use a Virus scanner[ตัวสแกนไวรัส, which is the term in Thai] or Antivirus software.
Yes, the last one is the most important. You should have antivirus software installed on your systems to prevent malware infect your system.
What is an Antivirus?
Antivirus software is basically a program used to detect, prevent and remove malware from your computers.
What are the advantages of using anti-virus software?
- It blocks the path of the computer virus from entering your system.
- It prevents data from getting lost.
- It protects the data from getting corrupted.
- It helps in increasing the speed of your computer.
How to install antivirus software?
Antivirus software can be accessed on internet websites but it is always safe to buy antivirus software from recognized companies. They give you the software on CDs. There are different antivirus for macs[แอนตี้ไวรัสสำหรับแม็ค, which is the term in Thai] as well as windows.
You need to install it on your computer using your CD driver. Antivirus software is not very expensive but can help you save a lot of money because if you do not have antivirus software then the virus can infect your system easily and then you will have to spend a lot of money to get your systems virus-free.