How to stop Malware
As with all unwanted internet files and applications, there are three
essential actions to be considered:
1. Malware Scanning to detect whether any file has secreted itself
on your drives or in your registry
2. Malware Removal. This involves software that can identify and
remove the malware
3. Malware Prevention. It is essential that you block any further
invasion once you have removed any existing malware files
Because there are so many forms of Malware, you may need to deal
with certain types individually.
Spyware removal software
First steps for malware removal
As a general rule we would recommend running a free scan for spyware
and adware using a program like Spyware
Nuker or NoAdware. This will
normally identify any malware applications other than viruses. From
this you will be able to decide what other actions you need to take.
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We recommend that invest in an effective firewall such as Zone Alarm
It is essential to employ a good Anti-Virus software such as Norton
Antivirus or Mcafee, which will constantly monitor your emails
and internet browsing, and provide regular live updates and support.
Anti-virus programs such as Norton Antivirus* and Macaffee* will
automatically monitor and scan incoming files for viruses. Any viruses
recognised are immediately quarantined and an attempt is made to
eliminate the virus and repair infected files. Failing this, the
files can be deleted, This is OK if the files are Temporary Files,
but caution is needed if they are program files.
These Antivirus softwares also enable the licence holder to automatically
update their software to take account of new developments. The rate
at which viruses and trojans are developed means that they are always
one step ahead of the software companies, and it is often wise to
occasionally use more than one Antivirus program.
ISP Antivirus Software
There are several ways of preventing these viruses, depending upon
your ISP. Many ISPs now provide an antivirus scan, which eliminates
the majority of suspicious attachments before forwarding the mail.
Increase internet security
Email accounts are under almost continual attack from unwanted emails
(SPAM), and various forms of Malware viruses and malicious programs.
Email attachments and file downloads are the principal portal of
entry for many viruses and unsolicited programs. Certain types of
file attachments are common vectors of viruses and trojan
One of the most effective controls lies within Outlook Express. Just
Click on Tools, then Options, and then Security and Privacy and you
will be able to select the level of security you require.
Don’t respond to emails where you are uncertain of the validity
of the sender. Always check the email address of the sender.
Another way that emails can spread malicious or unsolicited programs
is by encouraging the recipient to visit a site and download files
often purported to be free. Generally, if you do not know the sender,
or are unsure as to their authenticity, do not open attachments or
respond to their invitation to visit their site.
A good anti spam software such as SPAM
NUKER is an effective way
of keeping unsolicited emails at bay, by requiring verification form
Prevention Check the virus name out on the internet
These hoax emails can also be spread using worm viruses which infect
address books, so it is also very important to maintain an effective
and up to date Anti Virus program