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How to Avoid Computer Internet Viruses?

One thing that nobody wants is a pesky computer virus ruining their day! So these are the steps to properly save you the headache and loss that a virus can bring.

1# Use a safe and competent web browser, one that is being updated constantly. My top pick would be Google Chrome. With Google Chrome installed you have the ability to install extensions. And the number one extension you should install is Ad-Block Plus. Ad-Block Plus will prevent you from clicking on a lot of those “fake” links that are floating around online. And this greatly limits your exposure.

2# Viruses love to disguise themselves as Songs. If you’re a big music buff, chances are you will try to download music. And virus makers know this. Sooner or later you’re going to find yourself trying to download a song which is infected with a virus. Websites like bearshare, limewire, and frostw ire are notorious for being unsafe both online and offline.

3# Watching TV & Movies online can be fairly safe, but they do harbor bad links which are designed for you to think they are the real one but they are in fact a trap. When a false link is clicked on these sites they are going to send you to a “puppet” site which presents you with fake download links which harbor the virus files.

4# And lastly, another common way of being infected with a virus is connecting your USB Flash drive to a computer that is compromised. Moving a potentially infected file into a USB drive would compromise the integrity of the drive.

Avoiding computer virus online can be the trickiest thing in the world, its something everyone tries to avoid but like anything else there are always those unfortunate few. In my case however, I am very lucky to never have been infected with a virus, I might have had some bugs or some weird stuff happen but nothing that I couldn’t just sit and tinker with myself. I always had this knack to explore the unexplored and completely divulge myself into figuring out why some things in the computer would not work when I wanted them to. I was a bit of a geek and I probably spent more time on the computer than I should have but by the time I was older finding information and going through articles and websites was a breeze. I became an expert at not being an expert, but I became an expert which knew how to use his tools. And with my tool I had access to something that was uncommon in any day and age which had preceded mine, and that tool was knowledge.

With this knowledge I can find out and get to the source of anything that I wanted to find out about, and If I wanted to dig deeper I could, It gave me unparalleled access to anything and everything. Once in a while I would come across websites with problems, but the information was usually on a sister site. I miss the internet of yesteryear, there was no fear of internet copyright

Be safe, download a good antivirus (Microsoft Security Essentials is a safe bet), and enjoy what the internet has to offer! And for your information, we here at USA Computer Store sell all types of computers and laptops.

Author Box:This guest post is shared by Arthur Moreno [Elder Tech Computer Chief Engineer in Command] A huge market computer repair Fort Lauderdale and computer repair Broward in USA where you can repair your old computers and laptop.

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  • Felicia @ No Deposit Poker

    March 31, 2012, 12:04 pm

    I normally use Firefox when browsing the Net, but since you say that Google Chrome is more secure from viruses, I think I’d use that more often now. I agree that most of the viruses I get to my computer comes from my USB Flash drive, and it was always because my USB is always being used by my younger nieces and nephews who use computers at home or at their school, and then when they use it on my own computer, they infect my computer with loads of viruses! Good thing I have an antivirus that works well on those viruses they’ve brought so far. I make it a point to have the USB content scanned before they open any saved file to my computer.

  • Vishal

    May 1, 2012, 12:49 pm

    Thanks Bilal, It looks like a helpful & friendly place around here. I’ll keep checking for new articles!


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