How to prevent computer viruses
by emoryjroberts2
 slow computer
Dec 20, 2011 | 678 views | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Computer viruses are extremely damaging and can really render your computer useless if they are not removed in the right manner. Preventing a computer virus infiltration is important if you want to keep your computer running at optimal levels, and most of you would know that there are antivirus programs that are designed for that purpose. However, users should know that computer viruses are not the only harmful threats that can enter your computer. Other malicious software that can harm your computer includes spyware and malware. Both of these are also regarded as extremely harmful, and depending on the worm or virus that is infecting your computer, the damages incurred will vary.

Now, you will find several antispyware programs which are designed to scan and prevent the infection of spyware and adware in your computer, while it also protects malware. However, installing different types of programs in to your computer can be harmful for the performance of your computer only, so you need to install a program that can prevent the entry of viruses, malware, adware and spyware in to your computer. Once a virus gets in to your computer, it can significantly lower performance levels and increase in size very quickly. Viruses attach themselves to different files on your computer and then cause serious delays in performance.

On the other hand, spyware records and saves everything that happens on your computer, and then sends it to another party. This can compromise all of your personal information and data, while it also uses up the resources of your computer. One of the stark symptoms of a spyware in your computer is slower browsing speeds and slower processing speeds while running programs on your computer. If you are facing these issues, it is almost certain that your computer has been infected with spyware.

Preventing computer viruses is simple and easy, but you need a powerful antivirus program to prevent such infiltrations. There are a variety of different antivirus programs that you can download and install, such as ESET NOD32, PC Keeper, Symantec Antivirus, Norton Antivirus, AVG Antivirus, Kaspersky and Avira. Almost all of these programs are paid for and need to be installed. However, all of these programs have varying amounts of effectiveness and features. For instance, ESET NOD32 provides effective protection against viruses and spyware, but is primarily an antivirus program.

On the other hand, PC Keeper is much more than just an antivirus program, providing effective support against viruses, but also including a variety of different system tools that can come in real handy when going for system maintenance. These tools include a disk cleaning software, a program uninstaller and a disk defragmentation utility. All of these will help make your computer run much properly and ensure that there are no delays in performance. However, PC Keeper is a paid program, so you will have to purchase it from the official website. The best thing about using PC Keeper is that it provides a complete suite of tools to make use of slow computer.

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