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What is Adware?



Adware is a program that displays advertisements when the program is running. The creators of the application, program the software to display ads. This is what they call the annoying pop up and in some cases it feels like your internet explorer has been over-run with ads deeming your computer useless.

There are two forms of adware: the first one is a trusted software that is free and the other is a programming cost which is paid for by advertisements. Operators usually install this software, being fully aware, that they will be subjected to ads when they use it.

The second type of adware is illegitimate software which it will install itself without the users’ permission displaying advertisements. This type of adware is categorized as malicious software installing itself without consent of the user.


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What is Malware

What is Malware?



Short for malicious software, malware is a relatively new phenomenon in the computer world. So what is it? It is a software, developed for the sole purpose to cause havoc on your PC and internal network.

So what is Malware comprised of? Usually computer viruses, worms and Trojan horses.
You might be wondering how your computer could be infected with malware? Let me answer that for you. The main sources of infections are from internet downloads, email attachments, removable flash drives, and data files located on a local area network.

Before malware can infect your pc, it needs to be installed. The first step to the initial infection is when the user executes the file; you will usually find that malware will use tricky techniques allowing it to secure at least one execution in every boot up process. Malware uses startup, a component of the computer operating system and in most cases, to start itself on every boot sequence.

Computer technicians usually need to boot the computer in safe mode before trying to remove this malicious software as it will continue to reinstall itself as soon as it’s removed in normal mode.

Currently, one effective form of protection is a program called Malwarebytes Professional. This is the most proven tool to date in the fight against malware.

Where Does Malware come from? Due to the growing organised-crime syndicates throughout the world, malware has been born. There are many purposes to malware, one is to steal your personal details. These can be achieved with a fake alert Trojan. This software is designed to deceive in every way possible by familiar graphical designs to trusted software on the market, one of the many ploys is to use scare tactics, by informing you that you have been infected with hundreds of viruses. This usually results in the unsuspecting user paying with their credit card for what they think is a legitimate anti-virus program. Unfortunately, there are to many victims at the fate of this criminal program.

 


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The Computer Virus



Computer Virus | Computer Repair WollongongA computer virus, a devastating type of software, designed to target your computer and cause absolute chaos. This virus has the potential to cause major problems and in some cases, damaging your computer hardware and possible data loss. Much like an organic virus that infects living things, a computer virus can also make your computer very sick.

A virus can attach itself to any application in your program directory, such as a word processing application. Each time the application runs, so does the virus. During this process, it is the perfect time for the virus to replicate, infecting more unsuspecting applications. This may cause serious damage to your operating system. If you suspect your PC becomes infected with a computer virus, it will need to be taken to an accredited computer service center.

You might be wondering where these viruses come from? That’s a very good question. Let me answer that for you. Computer viruses may come from a select few people a.k.a. the evil programmer. These programmers are set on the path of software destruction. So before your computer falls prey to these bugs, contact Comserv IT to ensure you have the best virus protection software available.

 


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