If your computer has suddenly started acting erratically, it might be a problem with your device or application, but it could also be a virus. Over 40% of all computers are affected by viruses and spyware every year, causing unplanned outages and unnecessary stress. Denmun Office Solutions can help with virus and worm removal to restore your computer to its original working condition.
What is a Virus?
Computer viruses are programs that install and damage your computer without your approval or awareness. The term “virus” has become the generic term for a variety of different malware programs, even though a virus has its own distinct traits. Viruses replicate themselves and spread between computers causing damage to files and programs on your hard drive. Some viruses are obvious and slow down performance of your machine while others simply run generic tasks in the background. Other malware, like worms and Trojan horses, can also greatly affect the performance of your computer. Trojan horses are harmless files until you execute them, while worms spread between computers without first needing to be prompted.
What is Spyware?
Software that is covertly installed on your computer to allow partial or full control of your computer is called Spyware. Spyware allows secret monitoring of your behavior, but also interferes with your control of the machine. Spyware programs access malicious websites, collect personal data, change network settings and generally damage your computer. Setting up Antivirus software on your computer is a critical component to keep your hardware and software safe. Let us help you set it up the right way to keep your machine virus free!