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Guides: How to Avoid Catching Computer Virus's For Free

10/09/2009 04:21:36

This Tutorial is a fast,easy and cost effective way to avoid computer virus's!

 


Step 1

 

First I would like to present the FREE way of avoiding virus's. Not many know this but it can easily be achieved by browsing the internet and using your computer through the guest account instead of the moderator account. The reason this works is because when you are downloading things from the internet or simply web browsing, virus attacks have a great chance at getting into your system. when running your PC through a guest account your computer will not allow any system changes without the Moderators permission. So in this case if any suspicious files try to access your PC you will be prompted by a message asking you to allow or deny the file access to your PC. This is a great way for beginners and the not so computer literate to avoid malicious attacks!

 

Step 2

 

Second is a little more obvious and price range may vary. You will have to either download or buy a anti-viral program and install it onto your PC. AVG ANTI-VIRUS offers a free version that works great!(I use it as well) Most anti-viral software will show you a pop-up message if any infected files enter your system,however it wont catch everything so you should check for updates often and scan every file you download from the internet, especially (".exe" files). It sounds like a pain but it actually only takes seconds. For example say you download a file from the internet all you have to do is go to the folder where the file was downloaded to and right click it(DO NOT OPEN IT) right click the file and when the tab comes up select the option that says "SCAN WITH..." it will say what ever anti-viral software you have installed in my case it would say (SCAN WITH AVG) it only takes a few seconds to scan and then it will let you know if the file is infected or not.

 

Step 3

 

If you come across an infected file simply delete it. If your computer finds a threat it will tell you where the infected file is located for example it would say something like (Infection detected in (C:UsersExternalSkullDocumentsDownloadsujhewufh.exe) I hope this helps and really gives people a better understanding both virus's and there PC itself! Thank you for reading!

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