Five Tips on Dealing with a Computer Virus

!cid_CF682DD0-D4EF-4328-A711-50E49F677CDC The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners.

 

  • Immediately unplug the infected computer from your network. If you suspect it has already infected the entire network, disconnect them all from the Internet to stop them infecting others.
  • Run a virus scanner to determine exactly what virus you have. There is a lot of free software that can do this – try AVG or Comodo. 
  • You should be able to use the anti-virus software to successfully remove the virus 90% of the time. Check for software updates if it doesn’t work.
  • Learn your lesson and keep the anti-virus software running and up-to-date from now on.
  • Consider improving your protection further with a personal firewall and by keeping your system completely backed up.

If you have additional tips, please share them in the comments section.

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