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How to Protect Your Computer Against Virus and Worm Attacks

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What is a computer virus?

A computer virus is a self-replicating program. Viruses are created by hackers and cybercriminals and can spread via infected email attachments, shared files, or malicious websites.

Why is it a problem?

Viruses can harm your computer, compromise its security, and damage valuable files.

How can AntiVirus software help?

AntiVirus software keeps you and your family or business safe from dangerous viruses. Strong AntiVirus software should be effective at both detecting and removing viruses if your PC is already infected. It should also detect and prevent virus infections.

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Featured Safety Tip:

Exercise caution when downloading files from the Internet.
Ensure that the source is a legitimate and reputable one. Verify that an anti-virus program checks the files on the download site.

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