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Avoiding Viruses

April 13th, 2010

These days you have to be very careful while being connected to the Internet. If you are not paying attention, it is easy to get your computer infected with viruses or spyware. Viruses can be very dangerous to our computer and our operating system. The worst thing about them is that often you might not even realize that your computer is infected. However, even if you know you have viruses on your computer, it is not always easy to remove them. There are some steps that you can take to prevent being infected in the first place:

-Never open emails that look suspicious. Even if they look like they were sent by somebody that may know you. Be careful when dealing with attachments.
-Avoid downloading a lot of files from the Internet before first verifying that you are dealing with a trusted site. Try downloading files from reputable websites.
-Install an antivirus program on your PC. Always remember to have the latest, the most update version of it. Update your antivirus program on a regular basis. Most antivirus programs will allow you to keep them updated automatically.
-Back up any of your important data on a regular basis. If a virus infects your PC and corrupts any important files, you will have a second copy of them.

When it comes to viruses, there is no reason to panic. I suggest taking some precautions like the ones I mentioned, and hopefully everything will be fine.

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