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Solving Computer Problems Related To Malware

Solving Computer Problems Related To Malware

Malware, as the name suggests, refers to software which has been created with malicious intent. A malware is an illegal code of software which has the potential to cause harm to a computer by indulging in the following popular activities:

  • Copy malicious files, such as braviax.exe and antvrs.exe to generate different types of problems on your computer.
  • Cause severe damage to software or hardware components of a computer.
  • Corrupt the data and legitimate processes, such as alg.exe and iexplore.exe stored on your computer.
  • Steal important or confidential information residing on your computer.
  • Spy on your computer usage behavior and transmit the information to the criminals.
  • Sabotage your internet browsing and force you to visit malicious websites.

Two major categories of malware are computer viruses and spyware. There are other types of malwares which are usually variants of the above two. These include worms, Trojans, and adware.

In the initial days of computers, malware were mainly written by students and were considered pranks.  However, in the last three decades, malware have evolved into sophisticated criminal software which have caused major damage to the tune of $60 billion to the US economy every year.

Now that you realize the type of menace these malware programs can generate, it is essential for you to know how to combat them and solve any problems caused by them.

To resolve problems caused by malware programs, you need to scan your PC and remove all malicious files and programs from your computer. To do these tasks, you will need to use good antivirus and antispyware tools. For more efficient scanning, you must ensure that you have the latest versions of these tools with you. Also, you must be sure to update the tools regularly and schedule periodic full system scans to ensure that your PC stays free from malware at all times.

Malware programs add several registry entries. Some of these are so deep within the registry tree that they are difficult to remove manually. To get rid of these unwanted malicious entries, you may need to use a good and advanced registry cleaner tool. Registry tools use complex algorithms to perform a thorough scan of your registry and sweep clean all unwanted malicious entries from within it.

One of the most essential tools to prevent undesired infiltration to your computer is the Firewall. For most computers the Windows Firewall easily serves this task. However, if your PC comprises mission critical data, it is recommended that you opt for a more sophisticated and robust firewall.

In addition to the guidelines listed above, the following are some of the things that you need to follow in order to prevent malware infections:

  • First and foremost, you need to become a vigilant user. Be aware of each and everything you download, the web sites you visit, and the email attachments you open. You must take care to not access or open anything from unsolicited sources.
  • While copying data from external media, such as a pen drive or external hard drive, first scan it for viruses and then copy data only if no infection is detected.
  • Scan and clean your registry on a regular basis to ensure that no malicious data stays within it.

Malware programs are a major cause of concern for many computer users, this is the reason why it is recommended that you take care to prevent them from infiltrating your PC.

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