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Malware and careless computing
Malware and careless computing
Malware and careless computing
Malware and careless computing
Malware and careless computing
Malware and careless computing
Malware and careless computing
Malware and careless computing
Malware and careless computing
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Malware and careless computing

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Malware and Careless Computing

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  • 1. Typical Problems on Today’s Personal Computers
    • Disorganization
    • Malware
    • Spyware
    • Loss of Privacy
    • Intrusions from Outsiders
  • 2. What Can You Do? How Much Does It Cost?
    • Clean up your computer with a (free) clean up utility
    • Anti-Virus program (free software available)
    • Firewall (free software available)
    • Update and patch everything you use (mostly free)
    • Kill spyware, adware, malware (mostly free)
  • 3. Defining Malware
    • Google define: malware Short for malicious software, a program or file that is designed to specifically damage or disrupt a system, such as a virus, worm, or a Trojan horse.
  • 4. How Do You Get Malware?
    • Free software often includes spyware
    • Email attachments
    • File sharing (P2P Software)
    • Instant Messengers
    • Unpatched Windows computers
    • Unprotected Systems
    • Out of date antivirus software
  • 5. Problems Found on Unprotected Systems
    • Anywhere from 100 to 5,000 spyware components, including tracking cookies
    • Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses, Keyloggers, Phishing Scams, Browser Hijackers, Auto Dialers
    • SPAM
    • Spyware/Adware/Malware
    • Loss of privacy & identity theft
  • 6. What You Need for a Safer Computer
    • A more secure Web Browser (examples: Firefox, Opera, etc.)
    • A Firewall (a Router and/or software)
    • Anti-Virus Protection (Updated)
    • Anti-Spyware Protection (Updated)
    • Microsoft Updates (Automatic & manual)
  • 7. The Results of Careless Computing
    • Slow, Slow, Slooowwwww computer performance
    • Tons of Pop-Up Ads
    • Lost Internet Connection
    • Error Messages
    • Disorganization of icons, folders and files
    • Tons of SPAM
  • 8. Clean Up and Speed Up Your PC
    • Uninstalling unwanted applications
    • Control Panel, and Add or Remove Programs Tool
  • 9. Using the Disc Cleanup utility in Windows
    • My Computer
    • Right Click on Drive C
    • Select Properties
    • Click Disk Clean up
    • Follow on Screen Instructions

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