Virus prevention is of utmost importance to save your data as well as hardware. In the following paragraphs we discuss different aspects of computer virus prevention and how to prevent computer viruses.
Software companies in the antivirus business tell you step by step, how to prevent computer virus from attacking your computers. This brings us to the first question, does an antivirus prevent all viruses from attacking my computer.
Thanks to antivirus software, you can prevent most of the viruses from playing havoc on your computer. Well, why this ‘most’ tag here? It is a sort of ‘sleuth and burglar’ game being played by antivirus and virus producers. The most and ever updated antivirus, shields you against all defined threats till that time. You can subscribe to auto update feature which works for you behind the screens giving the best possible protection when you go online. They warn you about suspicious files. In the rare case of their failure to catch and kill the worms, you can quarantine them. Also running a full system scan regularly helps a lot.
As you know spyware is automated software which launches soon as you connect to internet and reports back your social security number, bank IDs or passwords leading to identity thefts, to its master (a database). And pop-ups are forced ads which annoy you (especially Windows) to gain attention. Pop-ups are notorious with their virus and spyware which unless blocked invariably infect your PC.
Symantec and McAfee both list out hundreds of known spyware and adware on their websites for your benefit. Some of the adware pop-ups are so defiant that they escape blockers by easily deceiving them. If with ease they enter your PC, just think, would they go away easily? Deleting, quarantining or any known action becomes harder with such scrupulous piece of code. So it is prevention which is better than suffering later.