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Computer Virus for New Users FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about computer virus for new users.

This FAQ about computer virus for new users was compiled and written by Nick tanstaafl@pobox.com with numerous contributions by others.

-1. What is a computer virus?
A computer virus is a program designed to spread itself by first ...
-2. What kind of files can spread viruses? (Computer virus)
Viruses have the potential to infect any type of executable code, not ...
-3. How do viruses spread? (Computer virus)
When you execute program code that's infected by a virus, the virus ...
-4. What do viruses do to computers?
Viruses are software programs, and they can do the same things as any ...
-5. What is a Trojan horse program?
A type of program that is often confused with viruses is a 'Trojan horse'...
-6. What's the story on viruses and E-mail?
You can't get a virus just by reading a plain-text E-mail message or ...
-7. What can I do to reduce the chance of getting viruses from E-mail?
Treat any file attachments that might contain executable code as ...
-8. Some general tips on avoiding virus infections: (Computer virus)
1. Install anti-virus software from a well-known, reputable company,...
-9. Dealing with virus infections: (Computer virus)
First, keep in mind Nick's First Law of Computer Virus Complaints:...
-10. What is the best anti-virus software available?
Posters in the alt.comp.virus newsgroup have been discussing that for ...
-11. Sources of additional information: (Computer virus)
For more information, and advice on avoiding and dealing with ...









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