There are many people who just buy and install antivirus programs in their computer. There is nothing wrong with that especially if they can really afford but experts say prevention is better than antivirus programs. You should know how computer viruses spread so that you’ll know how to prevent it from spreading. Here are some ways computer viruses spread to our computers.
The most common way of spreading a computer virus is through infected flash drives. You use flash drives because it is small, mobile and has enough memory to contain some of the common files needed. However, you are also vulnerable to attacks when you use flash drives. Make sure that you have a separate flash drive for your own networks. Using the flash drive especially in public computers puts your own computer in risk of contacting computer viruses.
The internet is used by many people that are looking for videos, pictures and answers to their questions. This can also be a medium to spread computer viruses. There are individuals who attach computer viruses to emails and spread them. There are also those who entice people to click on links and when they click, they will automatically download the virus. Websites also are sources of viruses. When you try to download, they appear as though you are downloading the right file. You only find later on that you have not downloaded at all.
It is necessary therefore to be vigilant always and know the different ways of spreading computer viruses.