Malware is a blanket term for any malicious software that infects a computer or network. A virus is a type of malware, but malware also includes worms, Trojan horses, spyware, keyloggers and any other program designed to... More »

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Botnet malware is specifically created to allow control over a computer to make it work as a member of a botnet. A botnet is a large collection of bots that is used to perform nefarious tasks in unison. More »

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To get rid of malware, enter Safe Mode with Networking, remove temporary files, download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, run a full scan, remove infections and restart your computer. This should take approximately an hour, de... More »

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To identify a computer virus, use Windows Defender, the built-in protection software in Windows Vista and newer versions, and perform a quick, full or custom scan. Once the scanning process completes, let the program rem... More »

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To download free virus protection, navigate to AVG.com, click the Free Download button on the page, and click the Free Download button again to start downloading the free virus protection software that is compatible with... More »

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When installing free virus protection software, users should try popular programs that the online community frequently uses. These programs are thoroughly tested and reviewed, allowing new users to determine how well eac... More »

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Some of the most popular computer virus protection programs as of 2016 are Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, McAfee AntiVirus Plus and Norton Security. These programs are popular due to how quickly they p... More »

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