Does your computer lag or seem to have any unusual behavior? If so, your computer is probably infected with a virus. To help you with solutions to computer viruses, I’ve answered some questions people ask me about how to get rid of viruses.
1.) What is a computer virus?
Computer viruses are small software programs that are designed to spread from one computer to another and interfere with the operation of the computer. A virus can corrupt or delete data on your computer, use your email program to spread to other computers, or even wipe everything on your hard drive. Viruses are most easily spread through attachments in email messages or instant messages. Viruses can be disguised as funny picture attachments, greeting cards or audio and video files, that’s why most viruses come from downloading movies, music, illegal programs and especially pornographic material.
2.) What are other names for a virus?
You may have heard of malware, spyware, Trojans, trackers, hijackers, adware, etc. These are just subsections of viruses.
3.) Symptoms of a virus?
After opening and running an infected program or attachment on your computer, you may not realize that you’ve introduced a virus until you notice that something isn’t quite right.
Here are some main indicators that your computer might be infected:
Your computer runs slower than normal,
Your computer stops responding or crashes frequently,
Your computer crashes and reboots every few minutes,
Your computer restarts on its own and then doesn’t work normally,
Applications on your computer are not working properly,
Disks or drives are inaccessible,
Can’t print properly
You see unusual error messages,
You see distorted menus and dialogs
You are BOMBED with pop-ups,
4.) What are some solutions to computer viruses?
The perfect solutions for computer viruses are to purchase a quality antivirus program and stay away from unwanted sites. So your computer and your privacy are secured.
5.) What is the best antivirus protection for me?
Even if you don’t have a virus, or already have one, buying a quality antivirus program is the best solution for computer viruses. I have mentioned the best solutions/products for your computer virus problems below.
6.) How easy is it to use the software?
You can have the software downloaded and running in ten minutes. It is easy! You can even set it to run regularly; you don’t even have to know it’s there. It will simply run regularly to remove new viruses that might have infiltrated it somehow.
7.) Why should I choose any of these virus protection programs?
Well that’s a good question. The special thing about these programs is that they attack viruses before the virus attacks your computer. Compared to Norton Antivirus, which allows the virus to attack the computer and then remove it and go after its sources. The negative of this is that if you let the virus install itself, it is almost impossible to kill its roots. Also, the programs I have listed below have real-time protection. Real-time protection prevents viruses from entering your computer, so you can browse any website you want.
8.) Okay, but still, why should I choose these programs? (convince me more)
Granted, programs from big brands like Norton or Mcafee release new editions every year, which means you have to buy the latest version to keep up with the world of viruses. Compared to the programs I mention, it is not necessary, but the new version every year, the virus definitions of the programs are automatically updated. Also, these programs are much more affordable than brand name programs. THE PROGRAMS DO THE JOB!!