Most people don’t even know that their computer is infected with a virus or malware. The Internet is a powerful and useful too. In the same way that you shouldn’t drive without buckling your seat belt or ride a bike without a helmet, you shouldn’t venture online without taking some basic precautions.
Viruses are harmful computer programs that are transmitted in a number of ways and are designed to spread from one computer to another through the internet and cause havoc. Most commonly, viruses designed to give the criminals who create them some sort of access to those computers that they infect.
The terms “spyware” and “adware” apply to several different technologies. There are two important things that you need to know about them and they are:
- They can download themselves onto your computer without your permission.
- They can make your computer do things you don’t want it to do.
Botnets are networks of computers infected by malware (computer virus, key loggers and other malicious software) and controlled remotely by criminals. They usually are looking for financial gain or to launch attacks on websites or networks.
If your computer becomes infected, give us a call at 252-285-9592. We will be happy to take care of your issues and get you back online within 24 hours.
About SOBX Tech
SOBX Tech is Eastern North Carolina’s leader for computer services, computer repair, software installations, and software upgrades. SOBX Tech serves the Southern Outer Banks community and surrounding areas. Located in Eastern North Carolina, along North Carolina’s beautiful Crystal Coast, we’re happy to provide on-site service in your home or business, at no extra charge!