Don't Fear the Reaper, Nor the Virus, the Trojan or the Hacker!
These days you may or may not be worried about computer security. It's no lie.
It's a hot topic but not everyone is worried about it. But what if you are one of those, who are worried about keeping your computer secure?
Well, the first thing you need to do is get educated. You need to learn a little about what threats can happen to your computer. In this article I will
cover the 3 types of viruses and what hackers really are.
Oh I know, you are asking do I have to fear the reaper. Well, that my friend is up to you. Just a little computer humor there.
Ok, so the three types of viruses are as follows:
1. Trojan or backdoor virus
2. Worm type viruses
3. Macro viruses
It is important to learn what each of these viruses is about and can do to your computer system.
The first virus on the list, the Trojan virus can be used by hackers to access your system. These types of viruses are usually planted through email.
It is important to know that a virus is a program and cannot really do anything to your system unless you run it or click on it.
And mostly what happens is someone receives an email and clicks on an attachment. This in turn opens the virus and runs the program.
One the program is opened or executed. This is where the damage can occur.
If a hacker has access to a program that allows them to scan for these viruses over the internet and they find your computer system unprotected.
Then they could have full access to your system. It,s actually kind of scary how easily they can do this. Once they have access to your system they
can then run the virus to do many things.
They may be able to look at your files or they may just use it to attack other computers. It all just depends on what they want to do.
The next virus, the worm virus is pretty much what it sounds like. This virus can worm its way through to get to its destination.
Worm viruses spread like wild fire on