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Computer Viruses

A computer virus is a small software program that spreads from one computer to another and interferes with computer operation.

You can pick up a virus from an email or instant message attachment, free content you download from a website or on a disk someone shares with you. If your computer is not protected, once you download and install the program, the virus can spread.

When a virus infects your email or other files, it can:

Virus symptoms

Help! I’m infected. Now What?

Protect yourself

Help protect your computer by using and updating your antivirus software and keeping your operating system updated.