A computer virus is a self-replicating piece of code, usually with malicious intent such as altering or deleting files and operating system components. A virus infection can occur by means of downloading infested programs, opening an infected email attachment, inserting a storage media with a bad file into your computer, or simply become the victim by means of a drive-by download when visiting a malware-infected website.
As these examples show, a virus infection does come along many attack vectors. Prevention is better than cure so make sure to have a good anti-virus installed, update it frequently and read our valuable tips and reviews of the latest protection software to prevent your computer from being virus-infected.
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