Virus & Malware

Computer Repairs

Computer Viruses

A computer virus is a program or piece of code that is loaded onto your computer without your knowledge and runs against your wishes. Some viruses can replicate themselves or open up your computer to even more viruses or malware. A simple virus that can make a copy of itself over and over again is relatively easy to produce and can be very hard to remove. Even a less sophisticated virus is dangerous because it will quickly use all available memory and bring the system to a halt. Some of the most dangerous types of viruses are capable to transmitting itself across networks and bypassing security systems.

Malware Malicious Software

Malware is a shorten term for a small "malicious software" that can find its way into your computer. This software is specifically created to gain access to private information and/or damage a computer system without the knowledge of the owner. There are various types of "malware" including key loggers, true viruses, adware, trojan horses, scareware, spyware, worms, or any type of malicious code that infiltrates a computer with the intent to do damage or collect personal information. It can even take the form of various executable code, java scripts and other types of tiny but malicious software programs.

How We Can Help

Coolum Computers can provide you with a selection of free anti-virus protection software. However, we recommend the purchase of professional software such as Bullguard™. Free anti-virus programs wait until the virus has infiltrated your computer before it tries to locate and destroy it. Professionally purchased anti-virus programs actually stop the virus at its tracks and prevent it from entering your computer and hiding in an obscure folder. Coolum Computers suggest you purchase one of the strongest antivirus program available called Bullguard™. We can sell you this program or install it on your computer when it is in our shop. Bullguard™ is one of the best options for keeping your computer and internet experience secure.