Prevention is better than cure in the case of computer viruses, trojans, and malwares. At 8-Bit we recommend security and anti-virus, anti-trojan and anti-malware software for both individuals and corporate customers.
Our expert security professionals can help you protect your mission-critical business data in the form of files, folders, drives, emails from infecting viruses and attacks – come in to discuss your business needs.
As with any type of malware, prevention is the best medicine. Good digital hygiene and sensible browsing habits can help you avoid the latest computer virus threats. Here are some other tips to keep in mind:
One obvious sign your computer is infected with a virus is if your friends start receiving suspicious messages sent from your email account. A classic way viruses spread is by spamming the contact list of an infected device — using email, text, or another messaging service — and trying to trick recipients into downloading the malware.
There are several other symptoms of a computer virus to look out for, including:
Viruses infect computers discreetly, and they’re often designed to destroy personal files or gain control of devices. Making copies of themselves, computer viruses spread across devices and networks like biological viruses passing from one person to the next. And just like the biological versions, some computer viruses are simply annoying while others can cause major damage.
Throughout the many years of repair services conducted here at 8-Bit Technologies, we asked our staff to list the most common ways viruses start and spread. And here they are.
It’s been 40 years since the first computer virus was unleashed, and widespread adoption of online connectivity has made their distribution a daily occurrence. Numerous malware and spyware incarnations can attack your systems, including newly launched zero-day attacks, botnets, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, adware and ransomware. Each can cause significant system damage to your system.
Even if you’re prioritizing personal or small business cybersecurity, recognizing a computer infection isn’t always easy. Cybercriminals often disguise their work well, burying malware deep in system registries where it’s hard to identify and extract. Fortunately, there are infection signs to look out for that can help you recognize a malware attack, take steps to recover your systems and data, and improve your cybersecurity.
At 8-Bit Technologies we investigate all computer infection types, know how to recognize infected systems and what measures to take to recover from an infection and prevent network security threats in the future.