Spreading Viruses 5. Viruses spread because people distribute __infected________files through CD’s, emails and downloads from the ___Internet_______________.
6. Viruses have the ability to ___lurk__________ in a computer for ___days_________or months, quietly ______replicating_____________ themselves.
7. Not knowing you have a virus makes it ___easier______ to ____spread__ the virus.
8. How viruses spread:
A virus can be spread if an infected disk is in your hard drive and you attempt to restart. Always know the origin of any media you use with your computer system.
Schemes to get your personal information from you through email messages pretending to be legitimate sites. When you visit these sites, spyware, adware and viruses are automatically installed on your computer.
6. Infected Software
Freeware of shareware may infect your computer system. One download from trusted sites.
The best way to protect yourself is to have a firewall and up to date antivirus software installed at all time.