so many people now working from home as a result of the Health issues
raising from the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic, I am trying
to offer a continued service of self help regarding computer virus
issues. Below is a guide to help, but if you need more then contact
me and ask.
NO your computer cannot get the Coronavirus
disease (COVID-19). But Coronavirus email scams are trying to cash
in on your fear.
Beware of criminals
Criminals are disguising themselves
to steal money or sensitive information. If you are contacted
by a person or organization verify their authenticity before responding.
An Organization will:
never ask for your username or
password to access safety information
never email attachments you didn’t
never ask you to visit a link
never charge money to apply for
a job, register for a conference, or reserve a hotel
- never conduct lotteries or offer
prizes, grants, certificates or funding through email.
Beware that criminals use email, websites,
phone calls, text messages, and even fax messages for their scams.
Always consider why someone wants
your information and if it is appropriate. There is no reason
someone would need your username & password to access public
Cybercriminals use emergencies such
as 2019-nCov to get people to make decisions quickly. Always take
time to think about a request for your personal information, and
whether the request is appropriate.
If you gave sensitive information,
If you believe you have given data
such as your username or passwords to cybercriminals, immediately
change your passwords on each site where you have used them.
After over 10 years of using and
installing Linux on over 300 different computers I have NEVER
seen a virus on a Linux machine. So the answer is Linux, well
not so easy as who can predict the future and if they will start
to target such systems. Linux operating
systems are fairly stable and secure, they may not completely
be immune to threats.
anti-virus program for Linux system ClamTk
It is recommended you install ClamTk
from official repositories. Check your distribution first, and
always install from trusted sources.
Computer running slow? Strange messages
popping up? Browser homepage changed without your permission?
This could be the work of adware, malware, or a virus that is
hard to find, and harder to remove. The following tools employ
innovative technology engineered solely to detect and remove
these unwanted items. These are the cleaners of choice for technicians.
Malicious Software Removal Tool
- this is NOT a virus tool but simply used to clean your system
after the above have finished
Defender - Free and already included in your Windows system
They are totally safe and well tested.
Install and then allow them to remove the suggested items.
No single antivirus program
will always find everything
No single scan will always find
You may need outside help
macOS includes a technology called
Gatekeeper, that's designed to ensure that only trusted software
runs on your Mac.
The safest place to get apps for
your Mac is the App Store. Apple reviews each app in the App
Store before it’s accepted and signs it to ensure that
it hasn’t been tampered with or altered. If there’s
ever a problem with an app, Apple can quickly remove it from
If you download and install apps
from the internet or directly from a developer, macOS continues
to protect your Mac. When you install Mac apps, plug-ins, and
installer packages from outside the App Store, macOS checks
the Developer ID signature to verify that the software is from
an identified developer and that it has not been altered.
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for further help