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Do You Know How Viruses Infect PCs?

Do You Know How Viruses Infect PCs? October 23, 2017
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How a virus harms a computer depends upon the intention and skills of the person who creates it. From deleting every file in your hard disk to more subtle damage, like making small changes to your files that takes you months to notice, virus always means bad news. And by the time you find out about the situation, it can be too late to recover. That is because not only the files currently in use, but the backup files may have been altered too. McAfee antivirus support works to help McAfee antivirus users keep such violators at bay.

Here are 4 common ways that viruses infect your computer or any device in your network.

  • Links or Attachments From Unknown Email Addresses

This is the most common way miscreants use to spread virus or ransomware, that takes control over your computer system. Email spoofing is common, where people forge identities, something easily done, to fool you into believing the email is sent by a trustworthy source or person. The spoofing is done with such precision, even most experienced user can be mislead, unless careful all the time. They send links or attachments that once clicked will infect the system.

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  • Online advertisements

Malvertising, the act of posting online ads and clicking on them can infect a PC without you being able to detect where you went wrong. These criminals are often masterminds who will place clean ads on trusted websites to gain trust. After sometime, they will put a malicious code in it that will affect your computer once you click on it.

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  • Software downloads from malicious sites

While viruses commonly come from questionable (ahem!) websites, they are not restricted to them. Viruses can infect your system from any source on the internet. Scary truth! You may be downloading something as basic as Google Chrome and the download package can come with a virus that immediately compromises the system.

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  • Through Social Media

We often don’t think twice when clicking on links our contacts share on Facebook and similar sites. Yet according to the popular cyber security forum CNET, about 20 percent of the links that we come across in our newsfeed are virus infected. It is also common for hackers to create fake profiles using celebrity names that download malware on your computer once you click on it. These computers can then be used to send spam emails, spreading the malware among your contacts.

Infected computers result in delay or total chaos in the middle of workflow. They can also result in theft of valuable business information or customer account details, causing worse damage. McAfee antivirus saves you from it with just a single subscription taking care of all your security requirements. McAfee customer service UK can scan your laptop to detect threats and viruses as well as fix any error at any stage. Call McAfee Help UK today!

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