Viruses are very dangerous to your computer. They can easily spread from one computer to another, causing mayhem for many users. Luckily, there are software updates that you can download to ward off these malicious programs.
Update Your Windows Software
When you get a new computer, whether at home or at work, it is crucial that you download all of the necessary bits and bobs to get things rolling. Computers attached to home broadband providers such as Earthlink or speedtest.net automatically download advertisements to your computer, HuntBar and new versions of Windows all sorts of annoying pop ups and adware, computer worms, and viruses.
It is important that you update your Windows once a week to prevent these nasty scenarios. You can increase your security settings and use different adjusted settings for safer browsing or you can even delete the old defaults, if you like.
There are two different kinds of updates for your Windows. The first is released by Microsoft each year and is released in July, counts one billion and one million updates for the Windows 7 operating system. The second update is released by Microsoft each month and is released in between one and eight million updates for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
which one should you download and install? The easy one is Windows Update, it is free and is located in your Windows Accessories folder. Simply go there, select the bits and bytes you want to download, and then click next. It is a good idea to check for updates once you are back at your computer, as there are some annoying problems you may notice, check your system update feature and see what is going on.
If you are on a relationship, or are thinking of getting one, and you want to check for updates on your relationship software then you will want to know that he or she is updated once a week, as otherwise you will probably not notice the download. You will want to download the update if you are not sure that you want it or if you are not sure that you can get it.
Get to know your Windows!
Whenever you go to a website, be aware of your home page, do not go to your homepage and click the links that are in the article to go to other pages of the website.
You may accidentally click one of these links and end up sending out spam, or worse, installing something far more malicious.
So what can you do about this? First of all, you can avoid this problem by using a different desktop background picture for your profile picture. If you are using anti-virus, make sure that the one you are using is the latest profile picture option and that it is set to the highest security setting.
When you are on a website, pay attention to any pop ups that come up. Try and close all of them. If you can’t then use the feature in Windows task bar (right click on the bottom bar) and open DELIVER with the help of your selected anti-virus program. Once you have deleted the virus with DELIVER, use the normal UPDATE option to download and install the most recent patches. Using this method is more risk Free than trying to find the files yourself and deleting them all. If you are using Windows ME or XP, it may be worth using the PATCHES option in your control panel to apply the latest patches as they become available.
Do a regular check to make sure that your web browswer is up to date
And that you have the latest version of Internet Explorer.