Tuesday, October 21, 2008

How to remove spyware and viruses

Like lots of things, the best way to stop is NOT TO START! Make sure that your computer has an anti-virus program installed. Do use a major brand.

New spyware and viruses show up in "the wild" all the time, So, in addition to the anti-virus program, you need updates installed automatically. Don't let this subscription expire!

Even with a up-to-date anti-virus product, DO NOT CLICK on suspicious e-mail attachments! Do not click on pop-ups warning that your computer is infected. Close these messages by hitting CTRL-ALT-DEL and then using the Task Manager.

Even when successful, removing spyware and viruses is very time consuming. Most often, copying off the data (or data recover) and then Ghosting, using the manufacturer's Restore disk, or just formatting and reinstalling is a lot faster.

Here's how a professional computer technician removes spyware and viruses:
Removing Viruses, Spyware, Trojans, and Worms



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