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Viruses and Protecting Your Computer
by Gail P. Eddy

A virus can be devastating to your computer AND your productivity. Machines which have been infected by a virus can experience any or all of the following:

  • Annoying pop-up messages
  • Programs running in the background which affect performance (i.e. makes your computer slower)
  • Random shutting down of programs and documents that you are working on.
  • Harvesting your personal information and sending it to a foreign website

The only way to absolutely protect yourself is not to use the internet!

So, how do you pick a great Anti-Virus that will protect your computer from most viruses? Choose one that:

  • Automatically updates itself
  • Has very small updates so it doesnapostrophet take too long to download and install.
  • Doesnapostrophet require that you reboot the machine.
  • The Anti-Virus finds most infections (96%+), and finds them automatically without you doing anything.
  • It scans everything in real time going into and out of your machine. It automatically cleans any infection that it finds and if it canapostrophet clean it, it will delete the infection.

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Happy Computing!

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