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There is always malicious spy-ware lurking on the internet, otherwise known as malware, causing havoc on the computers of unsuspecting internet users. Lately, Google has warned users about an especially effective virus that becomes visible when the user gets a giant yellow warning screen at the top of his computer. Google has issued instructions to users on how to remove the malware, avoiding malware’s ability to use important banking and personal information from the home computers of internet users.
Generally a computer becomes infected with a virus like this through an accidental click by the user. The people sending out these viruses are trying to entice users with a free music or film download. Other times, you check your e-mail and find a link that looks very much like the home screen of your regular bank or place you shop. It is important to verify that the page you intend to visit is where you end up. Otherwise, thieves use your identity to take out credit lines and make purchases in your name.
There is free software available to help you combat malware and spyware from entering your computer. These free programs, such as a C-drive cleaner, or anti-spyware program, are easily installed and run several times a week to make sure that viruses are not found on your system. When a program detects a virus on your computer, make sure to quarantine the virus and then drop it off your system at your earliest convenience. Consult a professional if you are unsuccessful removing a virus.