10 ways malicious software gets installed on your computer

If you take note all of these methods are self inflected. In other words most of the time you install the malware for the cyber criminals. Don’t be fooled… security isn’t a firewall, anti-virus or other security software solution. Security is a mindset combined with a holistic approach including protection, detection and a prompt response methods.

1. Email attachments

2. Portable media (i.e. usb drives, CD”s, external hard drives, etc.)

3. Visiting Malicious Web Sites

4. Downloading files from web sites

5. Participation in P2P File Sharing Services (Limewire, Napster, etc.)

6. Instant messaging

7, Social Networking sites

8. Social Engineering Attacks

9. Not following security guidelines and policies

10. Ignoring common sense


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