Computer Virus - Malware - Spyware - Adware - Trojan Horse - Worm - Pharming - Phishing ! A smile goes a mile!

A Good Idea!

Antivirus
software is an excellent idea and highly recommended. Unfortunately, most computer UsersAre you mad at your PC? install it once, then never up-date it again. With an estimated 300 new strains of virus arriving on the cyberscene each week, it's important to keep your virus-checking software up-dated. Whatever software you decide to use, be SURE to ask about the availability of continual up-dates.



The BAD Guys                     

Bad Guys
SEVEN RULES TO HELP YOU STAY SAFE ONLINE
Install antivirus software NOW
Keep your antivirus software up to date !!
Install a personal firewall NOW
Use Windows updates regularly to patch security holes
Do NOT open e-mail messages that look suspicious or are in a foreign language
Watch out for e-mail from people pretending to "know" you
Do NOT click on e-mail attachments you were not expecting
 

The TOP TEN "Evil Nasties" just waiting to infect your unprotected PC! sickpc.gif


        What is a Computer Virus?
        What is Malware?
        What is Spyware?
        What is Adware?
        What is a Trojan Horse?
        What is a Computer Worm?
        What are Pop-Ups?
        What is a Keylogger?
        What is Pharming and/or Phishing?

Other lesser known nasties lurking in the primordial ooze of the internet: Trackware, Scumware, Dialers, Thiefware, Crippleware, Nagware, Browser Hijacker, Data miner, BigBrotherware, and a variety of parasites!

 
Spyware is just WAITING to infect your Computer!
Virus Chuckles

HILLARY CLINTON VIRUS: Files disappear, only to reappear mysteriously a year later; in another directory.

O. J. SIMPSON VIRUS: You know it's guilty of trashing your system, but you just can't prove it.

BOB DOLE VIRUS: Could be virulent, but it's been around too long to be much of a threat.
<virus> PAUL REVERE VIRUS: This virus doesn't horse around, warns you of impending attack. Once if by LAN, twice if by C.

POLITICALLY CORRECT VIRUS: Never identifies itself as a "virus," but instead refers to itself as an "electronic micro-organism."

TED TURNER VIRUS: Colorizes your monochrome monitor.

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Even more about Viruses


A in-depth look at what a computer virus, and its close relative, a Trojan Horse, is, as given in the  Computer Virus FAQ for New Users. Altho written in 1999, its still a valuable resource.  Link courtesy of original author.

Spyware: The Next Spam? Read about it!

Watch out for FREEBIES - Read an article by noted writer Kim Komando.


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