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Lesson 19. Troubleshooting, Restarting, ... > Curing and Preventing Computer Virus...

Curing and Preventing Computer Viruses

Obviously, prevention is better than a cure. Not downloading files or bringing disks from home to work will make it much less likely that your office PC will contract a virus. But there will be times that you have to accept a file from someone. What can you do? That's where Virus Protection software comes in.

Virus Protection software reads files and disks looking for viruses and "cures" them by removing the virus or by alerting you that it doesn't have the "cure" for your virus. If the virus protection software can remove the virus, you can then safely open the file. If the virus protection software cannot remove the virus, it's best not to use the file, and you should consider deleting it.


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