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How to avoid viruses, PORN #1 cause

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Uploaded on Sep 24, 2009

EASTERN IDAHO - Anyone who has surfed the Internet has picked up a virus at one time or another, especially if you go online to view porn.

"Virtually all pornography websites are infected with viruses of some sort, and/or malicious software," explained Computer Care owner Mike Metcalfe.

Most computer experts advise having multiple protection programs, including anti-virus software, anti-malware programs, a firewall, and the list goes on. That's going to cost you hundreds of dollars, and porn user or not, there's got to be a better way to avoid an infection when surfing unsafe web pages, right?

If you want to avoid a virus altogether, all you have to do is boot without using your hard drive. For instance, you can boot using an Operating System from your USB.

"It's not entirely foolproof. What I mean by that, if I were to go the web hosting company, I would be able to find a track record of my IP address on their servers. So you're still discoverable through that methodology. But looking at your computer alone, you will not get viruses, you will not get spyware. And all traces of your surfing history will be gone," said Metcalfe.

It might take a few extra moments to load up a separate operating system like Linux-based Ubuntu, but that's far less time than trying to remove a virus once your computer is infected.

Some of you at home might be thinking, "That's why I bought a mac..."

But as more people buying a Mac, it's only a matter of time until Mac-specific viruses lead to the same sort of problems that you get with a PC.

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