Is your computer infected with a virus, spyware, malware or trojan? Unfortunately, computer viruses do exist and chances are very good that we'll all be affected by one sooner or later. One of the first things our customers say to us is "how can I get a virus when I have an anti virus software on my computer?". While anti virus software helps significantly, it can't be 100% effective.
Q. What is a computer virus?
A. A computer virus is a computer program that can replicate itself and spread from one computer to another. Often, spyware, malware and computer trojans are lumped in as viruses.
Q. What is Malware?
A. Malware, short for malicious software, is a type of computer virus or software designed to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain unauthorized access to computer systems.
Q. What is Spyware?
A. Spyware is a type of virus or malware (malicious software) installed on computers that collects information about users without their knowledge.
Most of the time a computer virus is fairly obvious but not always. A few of the more common signs that your computer is infected with a virus, spyware, malware or trojan are: