Nik Chaykovskiy, the Senior Customer Success Manager of Semalt, says that viruses and malware are very sophisticated programs, it takes a lot of time and energy to remove them. Sometimes we cannot get rid of these things, and they keep spreading from one file to another.
It would not be wrong to say that antivirus tools and software are not legitimate and reliable. According to the report by Comparatives, an organization that rates and tests different security tools, the best antivirus software caught not more than 98% of malware and viruses. Hundreds to thousands of viruses and their variants are active on the internet, so knowing and getting rid of all of them is very tough. Most estimates reveal that a considerable number of antivirus software are good for nothing.
The extent of damage
Once your system has been infected, it becomes difficult for you to know the extent of damages done to the operating systems. Even the computer experts cannot provide you with accurate data and information. In such circumstances, it becomes impossible for us to know how to fix and restore the damaged files. Some of the viruses enter your computer system and create a lot of problems, including rootkits. If you are lucky because your computer system is safe from viruses and malware, you must take measures as early as possible.
How to Avoid Viruses and Other Malware
It is important to know everything about malware and viruses before we take action against them. Malware is short-term used for different negative computer programs and tools. You must have heard about rootkits, spyware, viruses, and Trojans. All of them are various forms of malware and considered harmful for your computer system. Malware is created both by pranks and college students. Even the computer experts create them with the help of different programs. There are organized groups of computer technicians and specialists who aim to hack a large number of computer devices and ask for ransom. They keep on looking for your social security numbers, credit card details, and other personal data. You should avoid using pornography and gambling websites. It is also important that you don’t click on unknown email attachments, prevent file-sharing tools, illegal software, video and music websites. Some most famous examples are BitTorrent, Frostwire, and Limewire. Don’t open emails that have come from unknown IDs. You should also avoid clicking their links unless you are confident that they are safe. You should not download files from unfamiliar sources. CNET, Tucows, SourceForge, and FileHippo are secure websites and can be used anytime. You should not click on the banner ads as they might contain viruses and malware.
It is important that you use only genuine and legitimate antivirus programs. Combine different programs and run a variety of scanners on your computer system. Avast is a perfect example of that; it is being used by a lot of people worldwide. While using social media profiles such as Facebook, you should not accept friend requests from unknown people. Set Windows updates to install and download latest versions on a regular basis. Many of these versions come with full-proof security so that you can trust those sources. MySpace and Twitter might contain some unsafe code systems, so you should be careful while using those social networking websites.