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Protecting Your Computer

A virus is a piece of computer code that attaches itself to a program or file so it can spread from computer to computer, infecting as it travels. Viruses can damage your software, your files and your computer.

Malware is any software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems

Spyware is any program designed to collect information about you and your web practices. Many people are unaware that their computers are infected with Spyware agents that have secretly installed themselves onto their hard drives. These agents have been created for a number of reasons. Some are for advertising purposes, telling marketers what users search for, what they download, what sites they visit, etc., in order to send them pop-up advertisements that cater to their individual interests.

For more information on Spyware you can visit Wikipedia’s site on Spyware

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyware

For more information on Malware you can visit Wikipedia’s site on Malware

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware

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Viruses/Malware/Spyware

A virus is a piece of computer code that attaches itself to a program or file so it can spread from computer to computer, infecting as it travels. Viruses can damage your software, your files and your computer.

Malware is any software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems

Spyware is any program designed to collect information about you and your web practices. Many people are unaware that their computers are infected with Spyware agents that have secretly installed themselves onto their hard drives. These agents have been created for a number of reasons. Some are for advertising purposes, telling marketers what users search for, what they download, what sites they visit, etc., in order to send them pop-up advertisements that cater to their individual interests.

For more information on Spyware you can visit Wikipedia’s site on Spyware

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyware

For more information on Malware you can visit Wikipedia’s site on Malware

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware

Protection from Viruses

ITS has provided Microsoft Security Essentials software at no cost to you to protect your computer on the network. You can access and download this software at: http://microsoft.com

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