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PostSubject: Tips To Stop Malicious Codes From Reaching Your Private Network   Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:45 pm




Malicious codes are designed by the hackers to gain access to computers without the permission of its owner. Computer users across the world are worried about these malicious codes. Anti-virus and anti-spyware are there to defend PCs to block these attacks. But in many cases, they are proved as worthless to block the hackers. More and more new tools and techniques are being designed by the hackers to hack computers. You will be astonished to know that every single possible communication method of data transfer can be used to transmit malicious data. Due to this reason, you need to be extra cautious to avoid all these risky activities. In this article we will discuss about the most common ways malicious code reach your private network. To block them you can consult a computer services company for PC security support.

E-Mail Attachments are the most common method of distribution of malicious code. E-mail is inherently insecure and due to this reason before downloading an attachment you should verify if it is legitimate. If the mail is sent by an unknown user, send a new e-mail to the sender and ask for confirmation. If you don抰 get any confirmation, just delete this.



Portable media such as optical discs (CD, DVD, HD-DVD, Blu-Ray, etc.), tapes, external hard drives, USB drives, and memory cards are also another very common medium through which malicious codes are transferred. So, there should be a dedicated scanning system so that you can scan every new-to-you media before using it on your computer.

We use the Web browser to interact with the Internet. There are many websites that are designed to hack computers. If the user is not aware they can easily fall prey to their attack. if you are visiting generally trustworthy Websites and elect to download content to your computer then too be careful. It is suggested to download from those websites that are renowned to be safe and trustworthy. Download.com, managed by CNet is a good example in this regard.

While using instant messaging clients, you can get infected by malicious codes. Through chat systems many of us exchange files. Cases of security breaches are common in this regard as it allows the hackers to upload and/or download files through holes in Instant Messenger. Social networking sites are also now used widely by the hackers to attack computers. They craft new attacks and tricks. If you are suspicious, don抰 accept offered links.

While surfing the Internet or any website you should follow the security guidelines and policies. This is very important as awareness is the best option to keep malicious objects away and enjoy safe and securing computing.



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