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What Damages Can a Virus Do to My Computer?

Computers are used today more than ever. In most homes, there are several computers which means that protecting these often pricy machines is a must. Viruses are fairly common in most machines even when you are very careful and try to avoid them. It is helpful to know just what type of damage a virus can do to your computer so that you can start to understand just why it is important to protect your computer when you are on the internet.

For starters, one of the most common issues that comes from a virus is data mining. This means that often secondary viruses called Trojans come in with a main virus and they collect data like your address, phone number, email, and any other saved data on your system. These programs also often log keystrokes which means that they can track what you are doing on the internet and have the ability to invade your privacy.

Another issue that comes with viruses is backlogging and bogging down your system. This means that even though you may be careful and may be trying to prevent your system from running slow, viruses can cut performance dramatically and can make even the fastest and newest computers run slow and lag.

The last issue you may end up seeing with a virus is the deletion of drivers and other vital components to the function of your machine. Many viruses embed themselves deeply enough in your system that the average person cannot remove them without help. Many viruses also attack drivers so that even if you can work on them, the computer does not function properly for you to access and remove the virus. The goal of most viruses is to do as much damage in as short of a time as possible and they certainly do that.  

If you're computer has crashed from a virus and you're looking for data recovery services, contact CompuMarc Computer Services today! 

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