Internet Security Software FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Security Software
What are viruses and how do I protect my computer against them?
Viruses are computer programs that infect a computer and then multiply by infecting other computers connected to the original target. Viruses can be passed through a computer network, the Internet or email. Some viruses damage the infected computer by erasing files or whole hard drives. Others may provide even more sinister risks, extracting the victim's personal information for criminal use or identity theft.
Most viruses can be identified, blocked and eradicated by a good anti-virus program. All of the Internet security software programs we have reviewed offer anti-virus protection that can help prevent dangerous computer viruses from infecting your PC.
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