Whenever you open an email, first look at the source. Who’s sending it? Do you know them? If the source looks at all unfamiliar, proceed with caution. In the body of the email, there might be links or attachments with a message prompting you to click or download them. These files might contain malware. Some […]
If you really want to protect your computer from malware, consider shopping around for antivirus software. These products are designed to stop, detect, and eliminate malware infections on your computer. Standard antivirus software solutions protect you from threats such as phishing attacks, spyware, viruses, and spam.
When a PC runs hot, it’s usually an indication that its processors are struggling with a workload. Sometimes, though, it can be sign that a malware infection is hijacking your CPU/GPU. If you notice a PC running hot for no apparent reason, run a virus/malware scan.
In most instances of malware infection, the malware can operate only using the privileges of the logged-in user. To minimize the impact of a malware infection, consider using a standard or restricted user account (i.e., a non-administrator account) for day-to-day activities. Only log in with an administrator account—which has full operating privileges on the system—when […]
Users clicking on a malicious email attachment or a link commonly spread Malware. Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re sure they’re safe, even if they come from a person you know. Be especially suspicious of attachments with sensational names, emails that contain misspellings, or emails that try to entice you into clicking […]
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