Computer viruses are a large inconvenience for many people. Their effects can range from simply bogging down your computer, to taking over your entire system, they can compromise your personal information, or hijack your e-mail contact list, sending embarrassing messages to your friends, family and business contacts. They can even encrypt your files and charge a ransom to retrieve them (maybe!)
So what can be done? Do you really have to wipe out your entire computer to be rid of that nasty virus? We have the answer.
We see computer viruses every day. Some are somewhat harmless and others are downright nasty. Most viruses can be prevented. Here are some tips to help keep you safe: