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UPDATE: Some of our members have reported issues with errors after registering or downloading items from our website. Please read this release below and contact us if you have questions.
ALERT: Increase in Viruses and Malware From Website Downloads
After numerous emails and requests about fixing malware and virus issues after downloading content from our site (or related sites), this release explains methods for safeguarding your computer and information. As always, viruses and malware can lead to all kinds of problems for users. It can cause lost data, stolen private information, expenses to recover data and the operating system, and a range of other issues. But, rather than unplugging from the Internet and disconnecting from the great things it offers, lets discuss some of the ways you can combat this problem.
Maintain Proper Backups. It is imperative to keep backups of important data. While viruses and malware are common causes of damaged or lost data, a number of other factors influence your data integrity as well. Worst case scenario, you will have file backups if you need to replace a machine or hard drive.
Install Virus/Malware Scanners. If you have a computer connected to the Internet, you need something to protect you no matter how careful you think you are. PC infections occur in a variety of ways and from plenty of sources. Even seemingly trustworthy sources can cause some of the nastiest infections. A number of free scanners exist on the market as well (AVG, Avast, Avira, and others). These scanners, and others, provide real-time scanning that examines your usage, the files you access, and the websites you visit. If a potential threat is detected, the application will flag an alert and allow you to determine how to proceed. You can also do regular scans of the computer that will help detect things that made it through the real-time scan.
When using a virus scanner, it is important to keep it updated. Without updates, new viruses will be able to get past the scanner because it will not know about the new virus. There are hundreds of new viruses released each month, so it is important to keep the software updated. Most virus scanners have the ability to automatically update.
Always Be Cautious. Always be vigilant when browsing the Internet or reading email. If you find yourself directed to a website you didn’t intend to go to, be on high alert. If you get emails from people you do not recognize, then there is a chance that email could be a delivery point for something you do not want. If you begin seeing file updates regarding the dwm.exe file, it may or may not be infected. The dwm.exe Windows process is usually associated with your operating system, but in some cases it has been known to be maliciously tampered with.
Malware and viruses use the Internet to deliver their harmful files to you. Many times they rely on trickery through social engineering to fool you into installing these apps. But, if you keep a wary eye out for this (download RegCure Pro to help optimize), then you will not fall victim to this.
These are a few ways you can keep yourself safe from malware online. Hopefully, you have found them informative and will put them into practice.
If you have any questions about this release or a specific question about an infection you think may have resulted from one of our assets, please contact us so we can mitigate this issue in the future.