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1 Security Advice Georgie Pepper Campsmount Acadamy

2 Introduction The most common security issues that threaten your It systems and data are:  Viruses  Trojans  Spyware  Spam In this guide you shall learn what these common security threats do and how to prevent them from taking over your computer software's. Georgie Pepper Campsmount Acadamy

3 Viruses  A computer software is a small programme designed to spread from one computer to another. They will then interfere with your computers operation and make your pc slow.  A virus could potentially delete your files or corrupt your computer. Viruses are normally found on emails and links.  A computer virus makes several copies of itself.  Computer viruses don’t normally damage your computer but they do damage you files and data  Viruses can slow your computer down and make it very annoying.  To prevent a virus getting onto your computer, you can install an anti-virus software. Examples of this are:  AVG  Norton security  Mcafe Georgie Pepper Campsmount Acadamy

4 Trojans  A Trojan virus does not have the ability to make copies of itself as a common virus could but it can:  Copy data  Block data  Modify data  Delete data  However, it could lead to viruses be installed on your devices.  A Trojan viruses works by claiming to be one thing (like a game) but actually when it runs it causes damage to your computer.  Disrupt your computers by making it slow.  You stop Trojan virus the same way you stop a virus…. By installing an anti-virus software. You do this because a Trojan virus is still a virus so you stop it in the same way. Georgie Pepper Campsmount Acadamy

5 Spyware  Spyware is a programme that works by secretly recording what you are doing on your computer.  You can use spyware for good and for bad.  Its aim is usually to discover passwords, banking credentials and credit card details.  Spyware can transmit, monitor and record your online activities.  If you constantly have pop-ups you could have spyware living on your computer.  Spyware doesn’t affect the performance of your computer but it does spy on you.  To prevent spyware from getting onto your computer, you could:  Create a firewall= protect (a network or system) from unauthorized access with a firewall.  Update your software  Adjust internet explorer security settings  Download or install an anti-spyware software  Surf and download more safely Georgie Pepper Campsmount Acadamy

6 Spam  Spam is often considered to be electronic rubbish that is sent to many computer users.  Real spam is generally email advertising for a product.  There is little to be done to prevent yourself from receiving spam.  As long as you do not open email advertisements or spam you should be ok.  Spam can often make your computers slow if you open them. Sometimes spam can install viruses on your computer.  Check who it’s from. Spam will almost always come from an unrecognized sender, often with odd email addresses. Don’t open an email if your totally unsure who the sender is.  If you accidently open a spam email then report the spam as quick as possible. Georgie Pepper Campsmount Acadamy

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