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3 Effective Ways to Protect Your Computer From Viruses

Protecting your computer from viruses is necessary for residential users and small businesses alike. Anytime you are online you are subjected to viruses that can range from mere annoyances to total system failure. It is not difficult to protect against this threat you just need to be vigilant. There are three effective practices to implement or avoid in order to guard against a computer virus.

1. Anti-virus software - these programs scan for viruses that attempt to get into your system via email, operating system, or files. It is important to install a virus detection software, but it is also essential to keep it up-to-date. New viruses appear all the time and the anti-virus program needs to be updated to defend against the new threat. It is best to update your software weekly or ideally set it for automatic updates.

2. Email - many viruses are attached to emails and they will spread when you open the attachment. Never open any attachment unless you know the sender and why they are sending it.

3. Firewall - these can help alert you to any suspicious activity. The firewall checks for viruses or worms that try to connect to your computer and block any attempt to download harmful programs from hackers, worms, or viruses. 

For small businesses and residential users alike, it is essential to take any and all steps to avoid viruses. Virus prevention is essential in protecting your personal information. In terms of small businesses, staying on top of potentially threatening viruses is crucial in keeping clients’ highly sensitive information safe. In the event of a computer virus contact a company with a longstanding history of providing fast virus removal services for individuals and small companies. If you would like to learn more about virus prevention, or if you are in need of expert assistance in ridding your home or business computer from a harmful virus, contact CompuMarc Computer Services today!

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