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What is a Computer Virus?

A computer virus is a form of MalWare that replicates and spreads across multiple computers.  It can take the form of a trojan, worm (network virus), keylogger or other form of pest. 

The replication nature of a virus is what distinguishes it from other forms of MalWare, although historically the term virus was often used to describe MalWare generally.

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Are Viruses harmful?

Since Viruses can be a form of MalWare then viruses can be harmful in their own right.  Also of concern is that a virus spreads hence may infect other peoples PCs leading to a compounding of the problem.

What can I do?

If you suspect that some type of Virus may have infected your computer then think about using security software.  If you are using security software then is it up to date with the latest security threats to detect and block viruses?

You can do virus scans with good security software so try doing such a scan to see if a virus (or other form of malware) can be detected.

You can download PC Tools Internet Security 2009 and try the free virus scan today.  We are of the opinion that this is definitely one of the best security products available.  It's features are comprehensive including MalWare, Viruses, SpyWare, AdWare, SPAM, Firewall and others.

Also free scan with ParetoLogic - Anti-Spyware is an additional option to your main security product, to scan for malware generally.


What are some signs of a Virus?

Since a virus is usually a form of malware, the signs of MalWare would be the same for viruses.  The actual replicating nature of a virus is hard to observe, but may include:

  • Unknown EMail activity.
  • Unexpected unusual EMail from friend or other.
  • Unknown EMail(s) being sent from your computer.
  • Unknown files on disk, CD, DVD, flash drive etc.
  • Heavier than usual internet activity.
  • Unknown programs being installed.
  • and many other Virus signs.
How does a Virus infection Happen?

Viruses can infect a computer via many methods including:

  • EMail
  • By disk, CD, DVD or flash drive etc
  • Music Downloads from Internet.
  • Movies Downloaded from Internet.
  • Installing unknown software on your PC.
  • Installing unknown Toolbars in your web browser.
  • Allowing anyone access to your PC.
  • and many other methods.
How to avoid Viruses?

Use your PC cautiously and be wary of how you use the internet and email. Make sure you have security software installed and it is up to date. Such software can detect viruses and block viruses and more before they infect your computer.

You can download PC Tools Internet Security 2009 now for free scan. It has broad security functions which include Malware, Viruses, SpyWare, AdWare, SPAM and more. You can do scans, it has real-time malware blocking, can keep itself up to date and even it's own firewall built in.



Last checked: June 25, 2010
This Free Virus Scan Summary information may be updated over time so please visit again.
This Information is provided for your consideration and we accept no responsibility for it's accuracy and timeliness nor appropriateness for your circumstances.

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