Everyone fears getting a virus on their computer system. It’s not only frustrating but hazardous to your computer and everything you’ve stored onto your computer. A virus can wipe out files, infect files and even steal your identity.
The official definition of a computer virus is- a software program capable of reproducing itself that can cause great harm to your files or other programs you have on your computer.
Some of the recent viruses that have been going around have been quite vicious. Including stealing your identity they can copy themselves and infect your system and can even spread to other computers by infecting files on a network file system. The term virus is also used to refer to malware, adware and spyware programs that do not have the reproductive ability. Malware includes things like Trojan horses, computer worms adware, spyware and rootkits.
A worm can harm or make vulnerable your security and spread itself to other computers through networks whereas a Trojan horse is a program that hides malicious functions. These types of viruses can negatively affect your computer’s performance and harm your system’s data. And then there are some types of viruses that only reproduce themselves without causing too much real harm but are certainly a nuisance.
Why take any chances?
To protect your computer from any viruses, let us here at NuAddition help you. We can install necessary anti-virus software, check your computer for any viruses and help get you on your way to the best protection for your computer available.