The biggest ways that viruses are spread are via email. The best solution 1) be VERY careful what emails you open; in fact I don’t open many of my emails but just delete them by viewing the subject line 2) when you get attachments via email be so VERY careful about opening them.
Cnet writes Computer viruses spread by e-mail are growing more sophisticated as virus writers and spammers are thought to be joining forces in an effort to make smarter bugs, a computer security group said Tuesday.
New York-based MessageLabs, which scans client e-mails for viruses to block, said it picked apart some 5.6 billion e-mails from January to June this year and found one in 12 contained some sort of virus that penetrated firewalls meant to block them.
MessageLabs typically scans about 50 million customer e-mails daily, and its customers include major government and corporate entities from the British government to The Bank Of New York and Japanese technology giant Fujitsu.
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