Antivirus

What are the ten most common computer viruses of all time?

Updated 6/30/2020 from Viruses come in many forms and are created for different purposes. Some corrupt or delete computer files, while others are designed to replicate themselves until they consume your RAM and render your computer inoperable. There are even viruses, like Ping Pong, which are created as a hoax and do no real harm. …

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How can I update my antivirus when my antivirus license expires?

Updated 6/30/2020 from In order to update an antivirus program (e.g. AVG, Norton, McAfee, etc.), the software must be active, ie it must not be expired. If your antivirus software is about to expire or has expired, you will either need to renew the license or purchase a new antivirus program. To update the software, …

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Why do people create viruses and malware?

Updated 6/30/2020 from There are thousands and thousands of different viruses and malware out there today. So you may be wondering why do people create viruses and malware? There are three main reasons they create them: Earn money. steal account information. Causing trouble and trouble for others. earn money Many viruses, malware and spyware found …

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Why am I receiving emails telling me I’m sending viruses?

Updated 6/30/2020 from An infected virus or worm on your computer can cause you to send infected emails, resulting in automatic replies about the detected virus. Another computer can also fake your email address to send viruses or worms. When a network or user detects a virus in an email, it can automatically send you …

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What is a computer virus and antivirus?

What steps are required to start an antivirus program? To do this, insert your installation medium (CD or USB stick) and start the installation program by double-clicking on the executable file. If you downloaded your antivirus online, preferably from the publisher’s website, do the same to launch the installer. What role does antivirus software play? …

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Are Apple computers infected with viruses?

Updated 6/29/2020 from An Apple Macintosh computer can be infected with a virus or malware, so the answer to the question is: Oui. However, an Apple Macintosh computer is less likely to be infected than a Microsoft Windows computer. note The terms “virus” and “malware” are often used interchangeably. For the sake of simplicity, the …

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Should I run an update or patch I receive via email?

Updated 11/13/2018 from Nowadays, many viruses and worms are spread via email. To help them spread, the virus or worm may appear to be from a legitimate source such as Microsoft. The following boxes provide some examples of what these malicious emails might look like. Warning, we have detected that your computer does not have …

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What is a quick and thorough or full virus scan?

Updated 6/30/2020 from An antivirus program can offer several options for scanning a computer. However, the most common scans are Quick Scan and Full Scan. Scan quickly and scan done A quick scan scans general areas for computer viruses. Scanned areas can include computer memory and general hard drive areas, including temporary Internet files and …

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