One Click Solutions - FAQ's
Frequently Asked Questions
I received anti virus software (MacAfee, Norton) on my computer when
I bought it am I still protected?
What is a Trojan Horse, Virus, Worm?
A program that neither replicates or copies itself, but does damage or
compromises the security of the computer. Typically it relies on
someone emailing it to you, it does not email itself, it may arrive
in the form of a joke program or software of some sort.
A program or code that replicates, that is infects another program,
boot sector, partition sector or document that supports macros by
inserting itself or attaching itself to that medium. Most viruses
just replicate, a lot also do damage.
A program that makes copies of itself, for example from one disk
drive to another, or by copying itself using email or some other
transport mechanism. It may do damage and compromise the security
of the computer. It may arrive in the form of a joke program or
software of some sort. (for those who want to know more go to Norton's
site for a VERY detailed explanation)
How do I know if I have a virus, Trojan or worm?
In some cases you will know immediately. You may have a mm virus
which is a mass mailing virus. You catch it and it e mails itself
to addresses in your address book. Your friends that have current
virus definitions loaded will intercept the virus before it infects
their machine and let you know. In some cases your computer will
Most people that have been infected with a Trojan don't
know it. If you have a Zone Alarm firewall.
Most never know it until it's too late.
What is SPYWARE?
- While advertising\sponsoring is a common way to publish and promote
a product for free, some software advertising systems do more then
just showing static banners, they make use of your internet connection
to retrieve new banner ads from a third parties server and send
various information about you. This information is collected and
sold to third parties. In short words: The more they know about you,
the higher is your value for them.) Because of the secret behavior
of these systems, they are also called advertising Trojans. Most of
these systems are installed with a (often popular) host application,
which may or may not work without the snoopware components installed.
Some attach themselves to your browser, some are completely invisible.
Popular applications including parasites are, for example Go!Zilla,
Bonzi Buddy, Audiogalaxy or BearShare.