Windows 10: viruses and malware

Discus and support viruses and malware in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; From my desktop to the Internet is a very slow connection (DSL) so the computer is on the internet at all times to get around that problem. Question:... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by LeslieRoberts1, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. viruses and malware


    From my desktop to the Internet is a very slow connection (DSL) so the computer is on the internet at all times to get around that problem. Question: Is my computer more vulnerable to viruses and malware by being on the internet continuously? I have AVG antivirus program.

    :)
     
    LeslieRoberts1, Jun 1, 2019
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  2. Viruses and Malware


    An anti-virus program alone does not provide comprehensive protection and cannot prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. Anti-virus software is
    inherently reactive...meaning it usually finds malware after a computer has been infected. Further, if you're dealing with

    zero-day malware
    it's unlikely the anti-virus is going to detect anything. Anti-virus and anti-malware programs each
    perform different tasks as it relates to computer security and threat detection. Essentially, they look for and remove different types of malicious threats.

    In simplistic terms, Anti-virus programs use massive databases with different scanning engines and detection methods to scan for infectious malware which includes

    viruses
    ,
    worms
    ,
    Trojans
    ,
    rootkis
    and
    bots
    .

    Anti-malware programs use smaller databases and generally tend to focus more on
    adware,
    spyware,

    unwanted toolbars
    ,
    browser hijackers
    ,
    potentially unwanted programs
    and
    potentially unsafe applications
    .

    Anti-virus and Anti-malware solutions with anti-exploitation
    features
    protect against
    zero-day malware
    ,
    drive-by downloads
    ,
    exploits
    and
    Exploit Kits
    .

    Therefore, you need both an anti-virus and an anti-malware solution for maximum protection.

    Important Fact: Keep in mind that
    the user is the first and last line of defense and security is a constant effort to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. No amount of security software is going to defend against today's sophisticated malware writers for those who do not practice
    safe computing and stay informed. It has been proven time and again that the
    user is a more substantial factor
    (weakest link)
    in security than the architecture of the operating system or installed protection software.

    Security begins with personal responsibility. Common sense, good security habits, safe surfing, understanding security and safe computing are essential to protecting yourself from malware infection.

     
    quietman7 - MVP, Jun 1, 2019
    #2
  3. JG2yang1 Win User
    malware or viruses

    Hi,
    SteveLavoie
    . You do not need any anti virus app on the phone. See this this link for more information:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mobiledevices/wiki/all/should-i-worry-about-viruses-or-malware/e58311b2-23ac-438d-9f73-aceec48c0b42
    . What is the software version installed on your phone? Have you tried checking is there's an update available under
    Settings>phone update>check for updates? If updating the phone doesn't help, we'd suggest sending it to our Care Point using this link:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-ie/mobile/worldwide/
    . Make sure to create a backup to avoid data loss. Let us know if you have other questions.
     
    JG2yang1, Jun 1, 2019
    #3
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    How to remove malwares and viruses in Windows 10 Home 64-bit?

    hi joydeep sir how to remove malwares and viruses in windows 10 1703 64 bit home sl 64 bit,can u provide me steps all.

    Original title: hi joydeep sir how to remove malwares and viruses in windows 10 1703 64 bit home sl 64 bit
     
    JoydeepSarkar685, Jun 1, 2019
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