Get rid of a virus on your computer

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Beside installing anti-virus, what else can I do to  avoid virus on my computer and how can I protect my system from getting damaged? Can you give me some advice? Thanks

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Get rid of a virus on your computer

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You will find antivirus mostly for windows system. That is, windows is more prone to viruses, mostly for commercial reasons. Then why you do not change to a new Operating System. Try Linux. Get a free install CD from the Linux site, Say, free UBUNTU linux. Install it. You will get all the essential software packages available for windows, and if some are not available, then you can free download those plug-in. It is automatically downloaded. The main reason that Linux is great now a day is because of its security and that less prone to viruses. The versions keep changing now and then so building a virus program for a LINUX OS is not of good commerce value.
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Get rid of a virus on your computer

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Hi Emily,

Computer protection is very vital in this day and age considering businesses and even personal data can be lost if some viruses attack your system

Here are a few tips if you are using window XP you might look at that could help:

1. Turn ON the Internet Firewall.

This normally ensures that no unauthorized users gains access to you computer through the internet or a local network.

2. Always run all necessary latest updates & service packs 

3. Always remember to turn on the pop-up blocker – this feature is available on Windows XP (you can see this under tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Click Block Pop Ups.

4. Avoid opening emails that look suspicious especially those with attachments. you can delete or send them back to the owner.

5. Be very careful When using messenger (IM) services. Files being sent through instant messenger could have viruses and once you download and open could infect your computer. Rather choose to have it emailed it to you. Most of email services now has virus check and clears it if the file has virus or not.

6. Run defragmentation, disk clean up, registry scanner at least once a week. You can find defragmentation by simply pointing your mouse on drive C: (which is usually the hard disk main logical drive) > right click the mouse > click on properties > click on tools > click on defragment now!

Good Luck ! 🙂

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