Computer suddenly running slower than before? Getting random pop-ups? Your computer might be infected. Our computer technicians can clean out your system and have it running like new. But what is malware, and how did it get on your system?
What is malware?
Malware is defined as any software that is designed to do unwanted actions on a computer system. It includes spyware, trojans, viruses, and worms. While they may use different methods, all are designed to steal information, damage your computer, or both. Bottom line is: it is bad and chances are, you do not want this on your computer.
How can you protect yourself?
One of the most common ways to get infected by malware is through social methods. Always be careful when opening emails with attachments and never click on email links unless you are absolutely sure of who it was sent from. Ignore any ads and popups online that inform you that your computer is infected and leave the site if possible. There is no way a website can tell if there are viruses on your computer.
You should also make sure your computer has antivirus software. If you need a free solution our techs recommend Microsoft Security Essentials. For businesses, we recommend taking a look at our Managed Anti Virus service.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.