At the e risk of being called paranoid, I want to tell everybody that a computer virus can hide almost anywhere . A computer virus is some kind of program that deliberately alters your computer to do something you did not want. Such programs often have distributive names to identify the mode of infection. Malware, Root kit, Trojan, Virus or Worm, you don’t want them in your PC, Tablet or Smartphone. Too many names to remember. Let’s just call it Malware.
Here are some places such evil programs may hide.Registry of the System.
- Free apps you downloaded.
- Hidden areas of a hard drive.
- Driver for a old printer or scanner. **
- E-mail from a friend.
Prevention is much better that a cure. Before you add anything to your Desktop, laptop or tablet, check it for the possibility of some kind of Malware.
Warning: Some planes on the Internet offer ‘;free’ help and you wind up paying a lot of money to ‘fix’ a problem they create. Watch bout!
** Yes, if you get a printer river from a source other than OEM., you run the risk of getting some kind of malware.