Internet is often misused by people for gathering certain personal information or for erasing certain important contents. Online fraudulent activities have become more in the recent years. In order to protect one from such scenarios it is necessary to take some initiatives. The tool used for these malpractices are known as PC virus. They are software or applications which get stored in the computer through mail or certain website pages. You can find many such misuse of internet. You may also have heard of spyware, malware and adware. All these are virus software which is used to gain personal information from other systems. Such loss of personal information could cost one heavily and may lead to a lot of issues and problems in different fronts.
Other than this virus software, there is URL infectors where the web address will automatically switch on to some other site for which the site creator will get paid. The URL address of the website will be linked with some other website which will pop up instead of the desired website. Here the website owner gets paid for each click on the website.
Adhere to following rules while you use Internet.
- Always type in the desired URL address in the address bar
- Bookmark all your frequently visiting websites
- Do not click on any pop up screens
- Make sure you enter into a secured website
- Keep your Operating system and anti malware updated.
- Use only updated version of Internet browsers
Be aware of what you getting into:
When you type a URL address, make sure you are getting into the right website. Even if there is any spelling mistake in the URL address, it may take you to a wrong website and get you into trouble. Even if you use capital letter in the place of the small letter, it will make a lot of difference. So it is necessary to type in correctly the web address. If the URL looks strange and different, do not risk clicking on it.
Avoid any suspicious files in your PC:
These URL infectors can be fed into your computer through any external drives or through access to certain websites. It’s always better not to run any suspicious files as it may cause a considerable damage to the whole of the system. You can also use firewall and antivirus software to avoid these infectors from infecting your system.
Steps to be taken after the attack of these infectors:
There are certain things that need to be done after the problem arise. If in case your browser is infected with the URL infectors, you will have to uninstall and reinstall any latest browser for your system. These infectors attack the browser mainly which leads you to the unwanted websites. So the browser will have to be immediately changed. Also, a full computer scan with the latest version of antivirus can avoid any further complications.
Thus, a virus attacked system is definitely a symbol of annoyance and can be sorted out if necessary steps are taken in the initial stage itself.