Virus attack on Microsoft® Windows® 7
How does the Microsoft Windows 7 get infected by viruses?
There are a number of ways by which the Microsoft Windows 7 system could get attacked by viruses. The virus could get into your system when you browse the Internet. A number of websites on the Internet are infected by malware. A visit to any of those websites can lead to a virus attack on your system and damage it. The virus infection can get into your system via spam e-mails or as spywares and adware. If you use infected software and applications, which exist on your system, then that is another way a virus can attack your machine. If you insert and run infected storage media like USB drives, CDs, and DVDs on your machine; then also your system may get attacked by viruses.
There are a number of ways in which you can prevent a virus from attacking your Microsoft Windows 7 system. They are:
- Turning on firewall
- Scanning the external media before opening
- Avoiding access of unwanted websites
Turning on firewall
One of the easiest methods to prevent virus attacks on Microsoft Windows 7 is to turn on the firewall software on your system. The firewall is a tool that was designed to keep your system safe from virus attacks. It blocks the virus from entering your system and avoids installing new applications and software. It stops the access of some websites if they are found to be infected. The firewall usually comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows 7. If not, you can download and install it from some websites or with the help of some configuration CDs.
Scanning the external media before opening
Microsoft Windows 7 usually gets virus attacks due to inserting and installing of infected external media in the system. As these media are inserted, it can lead to a virus attack on your system. In order to prevent it from happening, you need to scan the media before opening it. For this, you need to turn off the 'Autorun' option of the media.
The easiest manual method for preventing virus attacks on your Microsoft Windows 7 system is to avoid accessing unwanted websites. If you get any websites offering some free products for your system, it is good to keep away from that particular portal. Those free offers could be adware and spyware, which when enters your system, accesses your personal details without your permission.
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