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Windows Security, Firewall, Anti-virus

Windows Security, Firewall, Anti-virus

inet - February 5, 2012 - Blog

So I thought it would be a good though to talk about something that is an increasingly problem that has yet to be fully controlled or eliminated. Viruses, Spyware, Malware, Adware I am sure most of us have heard all of these terms before but does anyone really know the difference?

Virus is a program to cause damage to computer.

Trojan is a program which is used to gain access to a computer by installing a program on infected PC to open some backdoor. [Trojans are also known as Backdoors].

Worm is a program which infects the computers which are connected by some network. Worms slow down the network.

Spyware are the program which are used to monitor/Log the activity performed on a computer. These are used to spy on some one either for legal or illegal perpose. Example: Keylogger applications.

Adware are the programs which delivers ads to your computer (generally in POP-UP’s form). They consume your network.

Malware are the program with malicious intention. It can be damaging your computer, spying on you or any other malicious task.

Now that we all know the difference between then here are a couple of software programs we recommend for keeping your computer protected.

Norton AntiVirus 2012
Spybot S&D

Make sure when using these programs you know exactly what it is doing and what it is removing before making permanent changes to your system. If anyone would like us to do a Tune-Up on your PC and scan for all of the items listed above you can contact us to make an appointment or bring it into our office located in Gettysburg, PA. Mention this post and receive 10% off any PC Tune-up service valid for the entire month of February.