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Anti-virus: Keep Your PC Infection-free

With the growth of the Internet, there has been a massive surge in the number of types and quantity of malicious software designed to ruin your PC, steal your data or take over your PC to attack others. Alongside this, there has been an explosion in the number of companies selling anti-virus software and other security solutions, often with hefty annual subscriptions. There are also lots of good free tools designed to remove infections from your PC. However, these dont always work, and there is a chance that you can contract a virus that your security software doesnt know about. In this article, we look at the most common types of infection, how to recognise them and how to protect yourself from them.

Category: Internet & Security
Issue: 2007 Issue 5 August/September
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Article Reference: A2

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