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How to Choose the Best Antivirus Software for Your Computer?

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With the popular of the Internet, cyber criminals have created various means to spread computer viruses through the Internet. It is hard for the computer users always keep caution when surf the Internet.  Viruses don’t just come from downloading applications from the Internet.  Computer viruses can make their way onto your computer in a number of ways. You can get them simply from checking your e-mails, from surfing the web, even from putting a USB memory stick into your laptop. To protect the computer from infecting with viruses, it is necessary to keep an antivirus program on your computer. Good antivirus software will give you the option to delete the threat, quarantine it or ignore it. And the problem is how to choose a best antivirus software for your computer.

Methods to Choose the Best Antivirus Software for Your Computer

The first step is to find out what programs are available for your operating system, then determine your usage patterns according to what the computer you use for. Some users uses a computer for web surfing and the others use for playing games heavily. Those who use computer for gamer would require a program that was less intensive in order to free up more processing power than the web surfer would require.

Most antivirus software works on a signature database. The security companies that produce the software are monitoring the internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every time a new virus is reported – it’s indexed, catalogued and added to the software’s database. Now your antivirus software is up-to-date and equipped to tackle the new virus should it ever reach your device. There are so many features, options and unique selections that it’s hard to find the very best one. The truth is that the industry-leading software that your company uses to protect its network almost certainly isn’t what you need to protect your home laptop. You would find yourself inundated with features that you neither want nor need and there’s much better value-for-money in the smaller, but just as effective personal, editions.

For more information on how to choose a best antivirus software for your computer, you can refer to this page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antivirus_software

How to Speed Up Your Computer?

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Slow PC or poor performance is reported to be one of the most common complaints from computer users. This condition can be caused by plentiful issues, including Program Misalignment, Windows Startup Bottlenecks, Mismatched Internet Settings, Registry Errors and Clutter, Accumulated Clutter, Available RAM Decline, Underutilized Processor, Fragmented Files on Hard Drive, etc.

Symptoms of slow PC conditions

There are obvious sights to know the slow PC performance. The delay time for startup and shutdown, slow program launching, application or system freezes, slower response, application crashes, etc. Computer will notice that webpage needs more time to loading, file download or upload speed will be lower, video gets stuck, delay delivery of message, etc.

Ways to speed up PC

Advanced computer users may be able to optimize their computer by manually fix the problem. To optimize the computer, it needs to fix the registry Errors and Clutter, Registry Bloat and clean up Fragmented Files on Hard Drive, Accumulated Junk File Clutter and Fragmented Core Operating System Files. You can refer to the following guide.

Free up disk space manually  

You need to free up disk space. In this case, we need to stop some Start up Traffic Jam and remove some unnecessary programs so that to gain more Available RAM.

Step 1. Stop unwanted start-up items.

For Windows Vista or Windows7: click start menu->type msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible unwanted start-up items.

For Windows Xp: Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the Run box -> click Ok to open the System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible unwanted start-up items.
Step 2. Go to the control panel to uninstall some unnecessary programs.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

1. Open the Start menu.
2. Click Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
3. Remove the related programs.

Windows XP

1. Open the Start menu.
2. Click Control Panel and then click Add or Remove Programs.
3. Uninstall related programs.

Windows 8

1. Press Win+R.
2. Type in control panel and click OK.
3. Select Uninstall a program.
4. Remove the related programs.

For more steps, you refer this post: http://blog.teesupport.com/useful-tips-on-how-to-make-computer-faster-free/

However, to do this manually it is a complex and touch job. The majority of computer users have no technical skills or knowledge, they can only use special software to continue. There are also some useful tips in this webpaeg: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/speed-up-your-pc

You can also ask question about computer issue in forum like https://productforums.google.com/forum/

How to Prevent Virus from Getting Into Your Computer?

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Nowadays, computer and Internet have become one of most important part of our daily life. However, everything has two sides. To bring us convenient life easier but the same comes with a lot of security problems that we wouldn’t expect. The Internet can bring in infections like viruses and malware, leading to potential data loss and identity theft. Users always find the solution on how to remove viruses from their computer, but have no idea on how the viruses gets into the computer or how to prevent virus infections. In this post, there will some useful tips to follow. For the definition of computer virus , you can get more information here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_virus

The species of virus

At first, here will list some common viruses:

Adware–Software that shows you extra promotions that you cannot control as you use your PC. You wouldn’t see the extra ads if you didn’t have adware installed.
Browser modifier–A program than makes changes to your Internet browser without your permission.

Worm–A type of malware that spreads to other PCs. Worms may spread using one or more of the following methods:

Trojan– A type of malware that tries to look innocent, but is actually a malicious application. Unlike a virus or a worm, a trojan doesn’t spread by itself. Instead they try to look innocent to convince you to download and install them. Once installed, a trojan can steal your personal information, download more malware, or give a malicious hacker access to your PC.

Ransomware–A type of malware that can stop you from using your PC, or encrypt your files so you can’t use them. You may be warned that you need to pay money, complete surveys, or perform other actions before you can use your PC again.

For more infections type, you can go to this webpage: http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/mmpc/shared/glossary.aspx

How can virus get into the computer?

Viruses can infiltrate into the computer via various means. In general, virus can be distributed through the following ways.

1. Malware authors often use tricks to try to convince you to download malicious files from the spam email attachment.
2. Many viruses spread by infecting removable drives such as USB flash drives or external hard drives.
3. Some malware can be installed at the same time as other programs that you download.
4. Some programs will also install other applications that we detect as potentially unwanted software.
5. Malware can use hacked or compromised webpage to spread virus.
6. Some types of malware can download other threats to your PC.

How to prevent virus from getting into the computer?

When you use the computer or surf the Internet, you should be take care of the following issue:

1. Be caution on clicking everything, including pop-ups, links, games, video, etc.
2. Clear your cache regularly.
3. Download applications or programs from trusted sources only.
4. Read the license agreement or the Terms of use carefully.
5. Be wary of files with a double extension such as .txt.vb or .jpg.exe.
6. Don’t open anything you don’t trust completely.
7.Don’t download attachments from a source you don’t know.
8. Keep Windows updated.
9. Be careful with USB drives.
10.Be wary about remote access.
11. Enable a firewall.
12. Install an antivirus program.
13. Keep a good backup.