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What should I do if I get a computer virus?

There are a number of ways a computer virus can infect your PC. Many of the most common methods tend to involve some form of human error.

One widespread cause is users opening an infected email.  This is still a problem despite years of people being told they should be wary of opening e-mails from people they don’t know.

Another commonplace mistake is users declining or delaying a system update and leaving themselves exposed.

Users who surf unsafe sites and don’t keep their antivirus software up-to-date is also an issue we encounter regularly.

Arc Systems work with a number of partners, including Sophos and Mimecast, which can certainly take away the risk factor.

Our Step by Step guide

But what should you do in the unfortunate event you get a virus on your computer? Here’s a step-by-step guide:

 

If you would like further advice on antivirus protection or any other aspect of your IT security, contact the team at Arc Systems who will be only too pleased to talk you through the topic.

You can find our contact details, right here.