Computer Threats – All You Need To Know

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Inconveniences, complications, and even more alarming, data loss – these accidents can visit computer users every single day. The suspects: trojan horses, worms and email viruses. They are computer programs that distribute copies of itself, even without permission or knowledge of the user.

computer threatsGenerally disguised as a harmless software program and distributed as an email attachment, a trojan horse is a malicious program that allows a hacker to make changes to your computer. It has the ability to manage files on your computer, and may even send mass emails from your infected computer to those in your address book.

“Write Once, Read Many,” The worm is a program that replicates itself over a computer network and usually performs malicious actions, such as using up the computer’s resources and possibly shutting the system down.

Virus infected e-mails are the type that can infiltrate users’ email address books and send itself, automatically, to others listed. The damage it creates may start in a minor data loss to a complete destruction of files and systems.


How in today’s world can we defeat these tech problems?


Avoiding them is a must. But they keep coming.

Information is key. Understand how these viruses are making their way to machines across world wide web. Prefer to install high-quality Internet security software for web activity cannot be filtered all the time. Inspect and quarantine unexpected attachments, even from legitimate acquaintances. Do away with questionable Web sites. Do business or transact only from trusted sites while carefully evaluating free software and file-sharing applications before downloading.

It is always a good thing to update operating systems regularly for consequently, all accompanying software will upgrade security settings.

The accidents caused by these tech-troubles are always happening somewhere within the web community so we better get prepared and keep watch.


+Ayodhyanath Guru holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked with various prestigious clients in the IT industry and presently working as a Software Engineer. He is a part time blogger and presently authors the Jafaloo.Com blog. Being a tech enthusiast Guru likes to surf the web and blogs about interesting technical topics like How-To guides, freewares, Tutorials, Software, Gadgets, web applications etc. Apart from blogging he likes coding in Java/J2EE and PHP.

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