By Peter H. Gregory

Machine viruses - simply the idea of your trusty notebook catching one is maybe sufficient to make you unwell. because of the cyber-sickies who persist in arising with new lines, there is a significant new cyberattack approximately on a daily basis. Viruses sneak in, often via electronic mail. bear in mind, should you do not guard your laptop, not just do you probability having your laptop infiltrated and your info infected, you possibility unknowingly transmitting a pandemic, malicious program, or different foul laptop germ to each person on your tackle booklet! This advisor can assist you adequately immunize your computer with antivirus software program now and set up updates and protection patches which are like booster photographs to maintain your software program protected from new viruses.

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This may cause a configuration program or status program to appear — again, this depends upon the brand of antivirus program you’re using. They all run a little bit differently. • Right-click the system-tray icon. As with the singleclick above, this could get you a menu with some options to try. If none of these does anything, then you’ll have to start the antivirus program’s configuration screen some other way. For other possible ways of starting antivirus software, use the methods that I describe earlier in the “Look on the Start menu” and “Look on the desktop” sections.

If you don’t see the taskbar, perhaps it has been set to Auto Hide (it becomes invisible unless the cursor is in the general area). Move your mouse to the top edge of the screen, then to the bottom edge, then left, then right. If your taskbar is set to Auto Hide, then moving the mouse to its hiding place causes the taskbar to appear. Note the location of the system tray — it’s at the opposite end of the taskbar from the Start button. If your taskbar also has a Quick Launch bar, it is usually right next to the Start button.

By identifying the things you do that expose you to threats like viruses, you can reduce your exposure by doing some things differently. Preventive actions — the cyber equivalent of washing your hands before handling food — take a little time, but they can save a lot of misery later. Developing Good Habits People remember their firsts — the first time driving a car, first kiss, first surgery, first computer virus. ) In the case of this first, here’s something to keep in mind. . If you got a computer virus, human error was probably a factor.

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