No one ever talks about how they got the virus, because they were probably looking at something they "shouldn't have been" looking at. I'm not here to moralize. Lord knows I've had my fair share of computer viruses; my curiosity is stronger than my will. In this article, we'll talk about basic computer virus avoidance and methods for dealing with an infection. Prevention is the primary focus here.
Spyware is a somewhat misleading term. The CIA doesn't care what you have in your history, but certain organizations and malicious users do. Spyware is designed to glean information from your computer and send it back to a central server. It can slow your computer down and compromise your security, so it's a good idea to get rid of spyware as quickly as possible. I'll teach you how to do that in this article.
Malware is probably the most aptly named software out there; it's bad software. Malware is designed to cause damage to your operating system, documents and applications. It's a kind of all-encompassing term that covers a broad range of issues, like spyware, adware, trojans and keyloggers--just to name a few of the issues we deal with in this article.