Posts Tagged ‘computer infected’

Malware RemovalThe Internet is filled with malicious software. You may think that it’s confined only to low quality websites or places where the webmasters aren’t so keen about checking user-submitted content, but it’s actually possible for malware to be hosted on any website.

That gives hackers 700 million different websites through which they could deliver malware to unsuspecting and unprotected users.

The standard malware attack occurs in five stages.

Let’s go through each of those stages from entry, when the malware is first encountered, to the actual execution stage, which is when your personal data is transmitted back to cybercriminals. (more…)

Virus AlertWhat do I do if my computer is infected with a virus, worm or Trojan horse?

If you find signs of infection on your computer malware, do not panic. Perhaps the reason for failure is not a virus, worm or Trojan, and other software or hardware problem.

In any case, you should take the following steps:

– Disconnect your computer from the Internet;

– If the operating system does not boot, boot the computer in Safe Mode (turn on your computer, press and hold F8, then choose Safe Mode in the menu) or boot from a rescue disk; (more…)