A virus is a piece of code that gets onto your computer and does things to damage or otherwise impair your computer’s functionality. It is surprisingly easy to get a virus on your computer, and though you can remove it, there are also things that you can do to prevent yourself from getting a virus in the first place.

First, get an antivirus software and set it to update automatically. An antivirus scans your computer for viruses and removes them automatically, but it is also important to remember that it is only as good as its last update. If you want your antivirus to work, you need to keep it updated. Also, make sure that you keep a firewall up. A firewall prevents viruses from getting onto your computer in the first place, and most operating systems come with one automatically. Make sure it is turned on. Finally, maintain good browsing practices. Do not go to sites that seem sketchy, and do not open emails from people that you don’t know. Similarly, make sure that you do not clink on links that seem strange even if they do come from people you know.

Talk to the pros at Palm Desert Computer Repair for more information when you want to know about virus protection