Friday, January 27, 2012


MALWARE:  How does it get in to my network/computer?

Malware is a sneaky little fellow.

Here is a simple analogy. Your daily delivery guy of packages or supplies to the office. You let him into the office on a daily basis. Been doing it for years. 

  • You know him. 
  • You trust him. 
  • Always, most the time,  he/she's smiling. 
  • Delivers packages on time and your glad to see him.

Now one day, when your not paying attention. You see the familiar uniform of the delivery guy. But it's not your regular guy/gal. Their delivering something and you don't know who it's from. He says the regular guy is out this week. 

Well, you get packages all the time from random people. What's the harm.

This is one way  how  Malware get's in. 

  • Looks friendly
  • Act's friendly.
  • But no. Not friendly.

Malware is like not your normal delivery guy. Looks like him, talks like him. But he's not.

Malware is a random program that pops up and usually says: 
You've been infected with a virus! 
Click here to clean up the virus, or Prevent the attack,.(fill in the blank)

This can happen from: someone sending you an email, visiting websites, facebook games.

What happens is the situation get's tense and you want to click something.

Don't. Call your IT provider. The best thing to do is stop, or shutdown your desktop.

Your IT provider should already have prevention methods in-place to help stop this from happening on  a regular basis.

If you don't have an IT provider than please give us a call and we would be happy to help you.

If you do need help, or instructions for your company on what to do when you do get infected, please contact us and we will email you a list of prevention methods and steps to take if you do get infected.

Garett Chipman
CEO | TVG Consulting
Providing IT Operations and Telecom Services
"When you need IT, think of TVG"
818-579-7370 x 205

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