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Computer "Bugs"



According to the National Center for Education Statics (NCES) in 2021 about 96% of all public schools in the U.S. provided some type of digital device to students who needed them to complete class assignments. These devices have locked down browsers or in the case of Chromebooks, a locked down operating system. The primary reason for this security is to reduce the infection of pesky "bugs" that can do harm to the computer and possible infect other computers on the same network or domain. Let's take a look at some of these harmful files. They all fall under the umbrella of MALWARE, but their functions of destruction and disruption are different.


VIRUSES

Probably the best knows of computer bugs, they are designed to gain access to the programs on your computer and insert their own damaging code. These viruses have become very complex and sometimes difficult to detect. At one time Apple devices, because of the operating system design, was immune to all computer viruses. That is no longer the case.


ADWARE

If you experience frequent pop-ups and unwanted ads, chances are you are infected with a type of adware. They can even track and monitor your browsing history and display ads pertaining to your history.


SPYWARE

Is actually a type of malware that infects your PC or mobile device and gathers information about you, including the sites you visit, the things you download, your usernames and passwords, payment information, and the emails you send and receive.


RANSOMWARE

Ransomware is a type of malware that holds a victim’s data or device hostage, threatening to keep it locked, or worse, unless the victim pays a ransom to the attacker. Historically the target victims were large corporations willing to pay any culprit top dollar to release hold on their files.


PROTECT YOUR SYSTEM!!

Follow here for some highly effective programs to help protect your computer system from the above mentioned "bugs". ANTI-VIRUS PROGRAMS



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