Computer Virus Prevention
The best way for users to protect themselves against viruses is to apply the following anti-virus measures:
- Make backups of all software (including operating systems), so if a virus attack has been made, you can retrieve safe copies of your files and software.
- Inform all users that the risk of infection grows exponentially when people exchange floppy disks, download web material or open email attachments without caution.
- Have anti-virus (AV) software installed and updated regularly to detect, report and (where appropriate) disinfect viruses.
- If in doubt about a suspicious item that your anti-virus software does not recognise, contact a Computer Proffessional for analysis.