Chances are if you’ve been using a computer for any length of time you’ve probably heard of viruses or malware. But, what exactly is malware, a virus or any other computer infection? How do you avoid them and keep your computer safe? Today, chipheads computer repair will be discussing viruses, malware and other computer infections along with how to avoid them. Have questions? interested in scheduling an appointment with our computer repair shop in Richfield? For any of your needs simply contact us today to get started.

Be Careful What You Download

We often see people at our Richfield computer repair shop but have downloaded some interesting files from the internet, whether it be music, a movie or even a video game. In many cases, when people put files on the internet such as movies or music, they attach viruses and other malware that can infect the person’s computer that downloads the file. You should only download files from a trusted source and always scan them for viruses or other malware before opening. 

Pay Attention To Websites You Visit

Another common mistake we see at our computer repair shop near you, is users that visit unprotected and unsafe websites. Many people believe that in order to get infected you must have downloaded something, this however, is not the case. Even visiting shady websites can put your computer at risk.  when visiting a website try to make sure that the website is secure if it isn’t secure maybe find an alternative.

Do Not Open Shady Looking Emails

Along with visiting websites and downloading files, another common source of computer infections comes from email attachments. If you do not recognize the sender, are not expecting a file or just generally think that the email looks strange we highly recommend not opening anything.

Schedule Twin Cities Malware/ Virus Removal Today 

Are you worried that your computer may already be infected? looking for malware removal in the Twin Cities area? Contact Chipheads Computer Repair today to get started. We’d be happy to provide an estimate and get you on our schedule.