is a Computer Virus?
A computer virus is executable code that, when run by someone, infects
or attaches itself to other executable code in a computer in an effort
to reproduce itself. Some computer viruses are malicious, erasing files
or locking up systems; others merely present a problem solely through
the act of infecting other code.
related to computer viruses are Trojan Horses and worms. A Trojan Horse
is a program that performs some undesired action while pretending to do
something else. A Trojan Horse differs from a virus in that the
former does not attempt to reproduce itself. A Worm is just a
personal computers, we recommend the installation and use of anti-virus
software capable of scanning disks, attachments to email, files
downloaded from the web, and documents generated by word processing and
Your anti-virus program is only as good as it’s latest update. Be
sure to download virus updates from the internet on a regular
basis. Most programs include a scheduler which will do this for
Download virus definitions for Norton Anti-Virus: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/download.html
virus Dat files for McAfee and Virex: http://download.mcafee.com/updates/updates.asp
pattern files for Trend Micro products and PC-cillin: http://www.antivirus.com/download/pattern.asp
Call us at the numbers below if you
need help eradicating known or suspected viruses, trojans, or worms.