IMPACT OF ICT
Made by: Ahmad Fazrin Bin Mat Johan
Class: 4 IT Epsilon
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2014
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AVG Anti-Virus 2014
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Panda Antivirus Pro 2014
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McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2014
1. Antivirus protection is strongly recommended. If you are not an expert in
computer security, you should ensure that you employ proprietary antivirus
protection and a firewall. The majority of the current antivirus programs provide
protection against all types of computerized threats, including viruses, worms,
Trojans and adware, etc. Integrated security solutions are also capable of filtering
spam, preventing network attacks and restricting access to unwanted and
dangerous Internet resources.
2. Do not trust any information whose source cannot be guaranteed, whether in
email, hyperlink, IM or other format. Do not open files and links from unknown
sources. Even unexpected messages from friends or colleagues should be treated
with caution as a sender’s address can easily be forged. The Internet can be a
dangerous place and you need to remain constantly vigilant.
3. Do not neglect information from antivirus companies and IT security
experts. They usually provide an early warning about any new type of Internet
fraud, virus threat or epidemic that may be circulating.
First you need to determine if your computer has a virus at all. You might suspect
your computer of having a virus if it seems to be sluggish. If your Web browser
suddenly looks different or automatically goes to a site you don't recognize, that's
a good indication that you've got some malware. If your computer is unstable and
crashes fairly often, you may have a problem. And if you try to access files but
receive a message saying they're corrupted, that's another sign.
If you do think your computer has a virus, you need to run antivirus software to
weed it out. Some viruses disable antivirus software -- they're clever that way. If
you don't have any antivirus software, now's a good time to purchase or download
an application. A few malware variants will try to block you from downloading
antivirus software. If that's the case, you may need to download the software on
another computer and transfer it to disk or a flash drive.
Beside that, you can identify the virus. Run your antivirus software to identify
the name of the virus. If you don't have an antivirus program, or if your program
does not detect the virus, you can still identify the virus by looking for clues about
how it behaves. Write down the text in any messages displayed by the virus or, if
you received the virus in e-mail, write down the subject line or name of the file
attached to the message. Search the antivirus vendor's website for references to
those specific things you wrote down to try to find the name of the virus and
instructions for how to remove it.
There are lots of viruses in the world and new viruses are coming up everyday.
There are new anti-virus programs and techniques developed too. It is good to be
aware of viruses and other malware and it is cheaper to protect you environment
from them rather then being sorry.
This is a suitable place to remind you that when working with a computer, the
rule-of-thumb is "better safe than sorry". This means the following:
• always make backup copies of your files,
• check all floppy disks, CD-s and files downloaded from the internet for viruses,
• do not allow your computer to be used by random acquaintances,
• update your antivirus software at least once a month.
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