Computer Viruses Research Paper by hicaliber

Computer Viruses
A discussion on computer viruses, what they are, and how to protect your computer from them.
# 93594 | 2,543 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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The writer proposes that the best strategy for handling any computer virus is to ensure that anti-virus software is being constantly run on the computer. The writer further details how it is equally important to ensure that the operating system (OS) of the computer is constantly upgraded with the necessary patches offered by the manufacturer. The paper discusses how anti-virus software automatically scans emails and their attachments prior to letting the user open them on the computer. The paper examines how a firewall can be used to prevent infection.

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