What Should I Do? My Computer Has a Virus?

By Jim Rush

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Last week we discussed what we should do if we have come to believe that we have malware. What signs we look for in our computer system, etc. Now we need to go a little deeper into what to do when we come to that conclusion.

Before we dig into that, let me mention the little known fact that if you have a screen pop up saying something like:"virus detected,"that doesn't mean you necessarily have a virus in your computer system. It could mean that you downloaded a file and your anti-virus software detected a virus and removed it before it could become a problem. It also could mean that a malicious file on an infected web page could have been detected and was dealt with. If you see that screen, don't worry, a lot but you might want to go into your anti-virus program and check its quarantine or its detection logs to view more information about the exact viruses and what action was taken. Do this as an educational experience. You can't know too much about the dangers to your computer system.

So today let's talk a little about what we should consider when we come to the firm conclusion that we have, indeed, become infected with a virus or viruses.

This doesn't seem to be common knowledge, but I have found out from extensive reading that while many viruses and other types of malware are designed because the sender loves chaos, more and more malware at this time is being used by organized crime in order to steal credit card numbers from you as well as other sensitive data.

I know a number of people who purchased fairly good quality anti-virus software and then let it expire. Not too much you can do more foolish than that.


How to Clean and Optimize Your Windows PC

By Baxy Singh

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There are times when you might feel that your PC is running slow, web pages are taking too long to load and folder are opening after some time. All of these are signs that your PC is struggling with something that is not usual to happen. These things can happen to any new PC as well if it has been used for few months as well. Do not blame your PC for this kind of stuff, there are chances it might have collected lots of junk items or files that's why it is taking too much time to process your request. This is the time to optimize your PC.

Although there are many PC optimizers available on internet these days and most of them are paid software but you really don't need to pay for those software, you can do PC optimization by yourself without paying anything. It's very easy to clean your PC without any kind of technical knowledge. You just need to do few things mentioned below and your computer will be back to normal as it was, its matter of few clicks only.

Remove Unnecessary Programs: Go to Control Panel and them Programs and Features and this will pop up a list of currently installed software on your PC. Look at the list closely and remove any program that you are no longer using. This will also free up some disk space on your hard drive that you can use to store important files.

Disk Cleanup: Click on Start button then Accessories then System Tools and look for Disk Cleanup Utility. This little tool will help to delete junk items and temporary Internet files from your PC, this will also free up some disk space for you.


The Top 5 Ways To Keep Your Data Safe

By Adams Smith Thompson

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Every year we have more data with us as compared to the last year. On the off chance that you can trust it, 90 percent of the information on the planet today was made in the most recent two years alone. So individuals are unquestionably wising up to the estimation of distributed storage, and we can expect that increasingly of them will start to store their most significant advanced belonging there in the coming years.

As we progressively make more photographs, music, recordings, messages, and archives, reinforcement and recuperation turns out to be more imperative than any other time in recent memory.

In that soul, we are sharing our main 5 tips for guaranteeing that your advanced information is sheltered and secure now and later on:

Schedule Regular Backups Reinforcements ought to be made consistently. After an underlying full reinforcement of the whole framework, ensure you set up programmed, incremental reinforcements. Incremental reinforcements are basic since they store just what has been changed or included subsequent to the last full reinforcement, permitting you to spare plate space, and additionally diminishing the time every reinforcement takes.

Invest In A Good External Drive Your first-line reinforcements ought to be put away on removable media or removable drives. This will guarantee your information is sheltered, regardless of the fact that your gadget is lost or stolen.

Double-Protect Your System Obviously, outer reinforcement alone isn't sufficient. You ought to likewise give a second layer of security for your most vital information by support it up to the cloud. With the right programming, you can likewise scramble the information to keep it safe in case of a hack endeavor.