A computer virus is a software program that can damage or destroy data on
your machine. These files can find their way to your machine by any means of
digital communication and are not limited to Email.
Virus protection programs have their place among your suite of installed
programs but be aware that they tend to give a false sense of security
which might prevent use of good security habits.
If you must receive files from others during the course of your work then it
is advisable to install one of the commercial
Virus Protection Products but we recommend that you do not rely solely on
them. They are helpful in screening out old viruses sent by
Email but rarely screen out new, fast-spreading viruses that propagate around
the world within hours.
Instead always use these simple guidelines :