Ever since the first Internet computer worm was unleashed upon the world on November 2, 1998, malware has plagued computer users the world over.
The most common ways for computers to become infected are from:
These tips can help prevent malware from infecting your machine:
Before you can recover from an infection, you need to find it. Below are some telltale signs that you have been infected by malware.
Having an antivirus software, updating it and using it to scan your computer are crucial steps in recovering from a malware infection. However, there are wildly varying types of malware, and which one infects your computer determins what you need to do to clean it. Some of the most common malware infections and the steps to clean them are: