Virus & Spam Prevention
Viruses and Spam are two of the most commonly referenced computer buzzwords these days. Both have become household words - below are descriptions of each.
Viruses and Malware
Computer viruses have been around for as long as there have been personal computer networks to proliferate them, starting with the "Creeper" virus in the early 1970s. There are many thoughts as to what started them, but never a solid answer that applies to all of them. There have been stories that say they came from bored, unemployed programmers; that they are the creation of terrorists; that they are created by angry teenagers. The end result is that they can come from anywhere and can simply be written by anyone with a moderate understanding of computer programming. Due to the growing number and the many types that make up the broad term it's hard to establish an accurate number; though you may see anything from 10,000 to 1 million reported, with that number growing by as many as 600 per month.
Whether you are dealing with viruses, worms, trojans, ad-ware, malware, spyware, or any of the many other nuisances out there, we can help you put together a plan to protect yourself and prevent infection.
Spam is unfortunately a common problem that just about anyone with a computer has had to deal with. By definition, any email that you get that is advertising a product or service that is unsolicited by you is considered Spam. They come in the form of promises of fantastic weight reduction, terrific prices on watches, and the ever-popular guarantee of the best prices for the pharmaceuticals that you need. There are ways to avoid getting an unreasonable amount of Spam in your mail account, but nearly everyone has to do a certain amount of work to sort through what they do get.