A computer virus is something that runs on a computer system that attempts to or does damage your computer software. This usually happens when an application is downloaded onto your computer and starts to run without your knowledge. In most cases it deletes or modifies files but is capable of doing much more damage. Make sure you have a good anti-virus program running on your computer. If nothing else download a free program off the internet from my links below.
Spyware is very similar to a computer virus but instead of deleting files they normally cause your system to run very slow. Spyware tries to send out information from your computer to other computers on the internet. It also tries to get other information off the internet and send it to your computer. Download a free program off the internet from my links provided on the right.
The #1 security risk on your computer or mobile device is... "YOU"!!! Thats right, the end user is responsible for perfomring tasks or clicking links that pose a risk to your computer systems. Hackers and scammers hijack your computer and try to trick you into clicking links they provide, calling numbers they provide, or even having you give them your credit card information. Do not fall for these tricks! Below are some links that may help you out.