In this modern world, it will be much difficult to prevent viruses and unwanted programs from your computer. Your computer can get infected with viruses while browsing the Internet, trying to open email attachments, installing programs, copying items from other computers and so on. If your computer gets infected, it will start acting weirdly. It may become very slow, may restart while you try to open some files, may shutdown unexpectedly and so on. It will start working in all the weird ways and you may wonder what happened to your PC.
You will not be able to prevent the propagation of the virus programs. What you can do is just try to prevent these unwanted programs from infecting your computer. Here are a few effective and simple tips, which will help you to keep away viruses from your computer.
- Install a good antivirus program in your computer. If your computer is already infected by some drastic virus, the virus may prevent you from installing the program. This is the reason why experts recommend using an Anti virus program right from the start. If your PC is already infected, you may need to seek technical help to get rid of the viruses.
- If you were successful in installing the AV program, you will need to perform an update of the program. This step is very much important as without the update, the program will not have the latest files and it will not be able to find the latest viruses in the PC.
- After the download is finished, you can perform a quick scan of the computer. If you do not have any urgent work to finish, or if you have time, you can do a full system scan with the AV program. It is recommended to do a full system scan to find out all the viruses in the PC.
- Full system scan may take some time to finish. Wait until the scan is finished. The report of the AV program will show you the viruses present in the PC and the action to be taken. You can take the necessary actions accordingly.