Virus - Malware - Spyware - Adware - Trojan Horse - Worm - Pharming -
software is an excellent idea and highly recommended. Unfortunately,
most computer Users
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.
SEVEN RULES TO HELP YOU
STAY SAFE ONLINE
antivirus software NOW
your antivirus software up to date !!
a personal firewall NOW
Windows updates regularly to patch security holes
NOT open e-mail messages that look suspicious or are in a foreign
Watch out for e-mail from people pretending to "know" you
click on e-mail attachments you were not expecting
TOP TEN "Evil Nasties" just waiting
to infect your unprotected PC!
What is a Computer
What is Malware?
What is Spyware?
What is Adware?
What is a Trojan Horse?
What is a Computer
What are Pop-Ups?
What is a Keylogger?
What is Pharming and/or Phishing?
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!
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
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.
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
instead refers to itself as an "electronic micro-organism."
TED TURNER VIRUS: Colorizes your monochrome monitor.
more about Viruses
A in-depth look at what a computer virus, and its close
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.