Protecting yourself against viruses - how to recognise them There are a few basic rules that you can follow to avoid infecting your PC with a virus. In particular avoid opening emails with attachments from people that you do not know or emailed attachments that you are not expecting.
There are five main attachment file types that you should not open from your email in any circumstances as these may be executed on your PC and may possibly cause data loss.
You should avoid files of the following types:
.com .exe .vbs .pif .scr
Sometimes you may receive documents that appear to be a valid document type; for example a word document. However you should check that the document is indeed a word document by looking at the last three characters in the filename. For example:
In all cases, the group of letters after the last . in the filename are the letters that determine what kind of data the file holds. In this instance the second file could, if opened, run a series of commands affecting your PC. This is a good illustration of why you should carefully check the filenames of files you have been sent and is a common way for viruses to infect PCs. click here
It's an old Virus protection that is not even supported now but Legolas and another installed it on my reco. Its Achilles Shield click here I have never had a virus while using it in about 6 or 7 years
How about this then. I was reading today in a PC mag a letter from a PC engineer who stated that someone had brought in a PC for repair because it was unstable, When scanned the results revealed 28,628 different viruses. I'm not joking. Must be a record. I'm surprised it ran at all. If it's true.