How did my computer get infected with this virus?
Computer viruses can come from many different sources. Generally, the virus will enter your computer without you installing it. Here are some possible sources
1. P2P Software – These networks allow you to share files with other people on the network. However, many people may be sharing infected files or may use false filenames to trick users into installing a virus. This tend to be the main source of viruses for most people.
2. Freeware or Shareware Software – There are many freeware software which you can download on the web which has hidden bugs in it. Sometimes they may have adware in it (creates ads on your computer), but sometimes they can have spyware or viruses in them.
3. Websites – There are certain websites which will transmit the virus to your computer. Try to surf only trusted websites. It is important to always double check before clicking on an unknown link.
The best way to avoid viruses is to avoid the sources above. The best way to prevent viruses is to use up to date antivirus and antispyware software.
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