Viruses and malicious programs are a problem that have existed ever since the invention of the computer. There are tens of thousands of new infections created everyday. Computer Infections can install, replicate, and spread themselves damaging the invaded system as a consequence of its activity. One of the easiest and most common means for a computer infections to transmit themselves is through your email. Emails are extremely widely used and hence are very easy to spread a malware through.
HOW YOU MAY ACQUIRE AN EMAIL INFECTION
Email and Computer infections and viruses are generally transmitted in the form of attachments in hoax mails. The attachments present in these suspicious mails contain the concealed infection ready to transfer itself to your computer or device and cause damage. While opening the email itself and reading it does not cause any harm, opening the attachment will result in the hatching of the computer infections and they will run loose in your system, causing damage as it goes. Forwarding these hoax emails is how the computer infections spread out to friends and family members as well.
Another way for computer infections to be concealed in an email is in the body of the email itself. Use of HTML (computer language / code) to embed pictures and links has become very common nowadays. What escapes many is that HTML may also be used to embed such scripts and codes in the email that execute automatically and produce an infection in your computer. This is why many email programs block HTML and only display such links upon your confirmation of the mail belonging to a trustworthy source by default. It is to protect you from any such computer infections. Different links or URLs present in the email may also contain malicious code and hence you must always treat them with caution.
HOW TO REMOVE AND PREVENT EMAIL INFECTIONS
Removing viruses and malicious software that has been transferred to your system through your email is no easy task as computer infections have the potency to simply reinstall themselves once they have been removed. On top of that, it becomes quite a difficult task to completely eradicate an infection or a virus from a system without any proper tools which are not as easily available to every individual.
Simplest option to try is to keep your Computer up to date (Windows updates or Apple Updates), ensure spam protection is working so you are protected from unwanted emails, and always have an anti-virus and anti-malware protection along with your firewall being on to ensure maximum protection of your system. You must always remain wary of the emails that you receive and open, the attachments that you download, and the links that you click on. Even if the email was received from a friend or family member approach it with caution if it looks unusual and suspicious. If the email belongs to a suspicious source, it is best to simply delete it and not further pry into it.
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