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.


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