Carroll County NH Message Board



It is currently Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:20 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]

 

 

Home Page    |      State And Local      |      Town Links     |      Activities       Advertising |      News Feed     |      NH Works-Jobs  |      NH.Gov |      211NH.gov     |      "DoIT" 

 

 

 



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Protect Your Computer
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:34 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin

Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:11 pm
Posts: 18
Malware (short for malicious software) is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer without your consent. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, scareware and more. It can be present on websites and emails, or hidden in downloadable files, photos, videos, freeware or shareware. (However, it should be noted that most websites, shareware or freeware applications do not come with malware.) The best way to avoid getting infected is to run a good anti-virus protection program, do periodic scans for spyware, avoid clicking on suspicous email links or websites. But scammers are sneaky: sometimes malware is cleverly disguised as an email from a friend, or a useful website. Even the most cautious of web-surfers will likely pick up an infection at some point. If you do, there are plenty of FREE TOOLS available to help you remove it.

Virus: Malware programs that can reproduce itself and infect other computers.

Spyware: It surreptitiously monitors and collects information about you, your computer and/or your browsing habits without your consent -- usually for advertising purposes. It can also gather info from your address book, and even your passwords and credit card numbers. Unlike viruses and worms, spyware does not usually self-replicate. (Learn more )

Scareware: You're surfing the net and suddenly an official-looking screen pops up warning you there is a problem on your computer, such as: "Your computer may be infected with harmful spyware programs. Immediate removal is required. To scan, click 'Yes'". You're not sure if it's real or not, so what do you do? Be careful, this might be scareware. If there's any doubt, you can close your browser immediately by pressing ALT+F4 (Mac users: press Command/Apple+Q) This will prevent any scareware from loading. (Learn more )


FREE PROTECTION/ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE:
The following software runs continuously in the background, helping to protect your computer from infection:

Microsoft Security Essentials
Provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Avast! Antivirus Home Edition
A free antivirus software with anti-spyware, anti-rootkit and strong self-protection included,. Free for home users.

AVG FREE
Anti-Virus software from Grisoft that automatically protects computers from viruses by providing timely virus database updates and protection.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

 

 

 

 

cron