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Viruses, spam and phishing FAQ

What is a computer virus?

A computer virus is a program or programming code that automatically copies itself onto a computer, usually without the user’s knowledge.

Some computer viruses are designed to damage the computers they install themselves onto or to use bandwidth.

Viruses can infect your computer through email attachments or downloaded files, or they can come from a disk.

In general, victims have no idea their computer has been infected.

We recommend that you install anti-virus software like Cogeco’s Security Services.


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