Introduction To Viruses In Computers That Enter Through The Internet

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Why is it not safe to download free software from the Internet? What is the effect of downloading one? What care must be taken to avoid the danger?

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Introduction To Viruses In Computers That Enter Through The Internet

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Free Software available for download on the Internet is known as Freeware. Some of the freeware available can have some virus or Trojan Horse. These viruses cause damage to the processor as well as the computer itself. Hence, we need to be careful when downloading the free software. To avoid them, look out for a seal of approval when downloading freeware off the internet. But, as far as possible avoid downloading freeware.

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Introduction To Viruses In Computers That Enter Through The Internet

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It is not always unsafe to download free software from the web. Actually, there are good free applications available on the web that can be downloaded on your computer without risking the security of your system. However, there are some applications developed or built by some programmers that impose great risk to ones computer.

Of course, we are not always sure whether a program is clean or not when we download it on the internet. Often, unknown programs cause security risk when downloaded on a computer. But even if this is true, there are also other popular programs that cause security risk. These programs might have been modified or got infected by a virus.

That’s why it is very important to protect your computer most especially when connecting to the internet. A computer must be installed with an antivirus or an internet security program before connecting to the internet. It will not only protect you against viruses but also protect your system from websites that impose great risk.

An internet security application such as Norton Internet Security or ESET Smart Security protects you from accessing rouge websites that are known to cause harm. These applications automatically blocks the website the unsuspecting user is visiting.

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