When a computer gets infected with a Malware and we are called to service the computer the first question we are normally asked is how did I get?There are three main ways that a computer get infected:
- an email mainly with a link or an attachment is opened
- a website such as a porn site is visited and a link is clicked or a file such as songs downloaded
- the malware was dormant (hence it is called stealth or torjan) and a date or an activity activated the malware.
Our recommendation is to apply all the updates and service packs. Have a good antivirus with the latest defenitions. Use the work computers for work and not pleasure. Apply updates for other programs such as Java and Adobe readers. Download malwarebytes from malwarebytes.org ( a free download) and scan your computer.
I appreciate any input or additional ideas.