Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

How viruses are delivered to PCs + how to avoid them.  I need to explain to people on a printed fact sheet

Posted on 2010-11-11
6
440 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-22

Does anyone know a good site I can copy / paste info and make a good fact sheet.

A PC with a new op sys got reinfected in two days.
Im going to reinstall the op sys again, but this is their last chance so I want to accompany it with some education.

Thanks,




0
Comment
Question by:fcek
6 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
ProtechCT earned 100 total points
ID: 34111556
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:athomsfere
athomsfere earned 100 total points
ID: 34111838
That link has some good advice. but it reads as amateurish and a little dated or misinformed. I think whoever contributed it got their data from teen forums or something.

Generally, don't go to random sites, don't open email you don't know and NEVER click a link in email.
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:Arun Kumar V
Arun Kumar V earned 200 total points
ID: 34112428
Hi,

Would recommend a document with Do's And Don'ts

Where a one liner will do then a lengthy article being frankly which no one will read.

The one liners can say

Do not install applications until verified by system administrator
Do no use USB drives in corporate systems
Do not misuse internet access by visiting inappropriate websites -- To avoid you can install Site Advisors for web that will rate and prompt the users for its contents even before users clicks the links
Do not open unknown email attachments, or spam others with electronic greeting cards, chain mails, jokes, hoax and junk mails

shorter the message, easier to grab the information

Regards
Arun Kumar V
 
0
Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

 

Author Comment

by:fcek
ID: 34112838

arunkumar_neo:

I think your idea is good.
 install Site Advisors  > What ones do you recomend?

Thanks.
0
 
LVL 47

Assisted Solution

by:rpggamergirl
rpggamergirl earned 100 total points
ID: 34118084
Check out these articles that are very educational for a safer internet experience:

1.  TonyKlein's article "So how did I get infected in the first place?"
http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/index.php?showtopic=60955

2.  miekiemoes' "How to prevent Malware"
http://users.telenet.be/bluepatchy/miekiemoes/prevention.html

3.  Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial82.html
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:Arun Kumar V
Arun Kumar V earned 200 total points
ID: 34122100
McAfee SiteAdvisor
http://www.siteadvisor.com/

Regards
Arun Kumar V
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The intent of this Article is to provide the basic First Aid steps for working through most malware infections. The target audience includes experienced IT professionals and the casual user who just wants to make the infection go away. **********…
If you thought ransomware was bad, think again! Doxware has the potential to be even more damaging.
Established in 1997, Technology Architects has become one of the most reputable technology solutions companies in the country. TA have been providing businesses with cost effective state-of-the-art solutions and unparalleled service that is designed…
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question