Why Does Windows Attract Viruses
By Windows Talk
Are systems running Windows more susceptible to viruses? Or is Windows just a giant target?–PC Pitstop.
Viruses and other harmful software have been fighting a long hard battle with an unknown victor since both sides have increasing troops and aces in their arsenals every day. Windows is the most affected and most plagued by viruses probably because there is a larger percent of the population of the world who use them than other computer programs. Also, some people don’t even know how, why and when viruses will start doing their dirty work. This guide was created to inform those people who doesn’t know about viruses.
Why Windows is Plauged By Viruses
Viruses are like spies or moles in a military compound. They mingle with other files in your computer only to find out that their purpose is to conduct a tactical espionage and destroy your PC and gather information they can abuse like passwords and personal information. Some corrupt files which are probably the most annoying, since they completely erase your files from the face of the earth. Some even act like diseases that can be passed on from one file to another some via email attachments or infected sites. You can send virus without even knowing, so be extra cautious. Downloading Windows anti-virus online is one way to protect your system from the reach of hackers and cyber criminals. It blocks and removes harmful files you download from infected websites. You can also try using anti-virus to keep windows virus free, this strategy can protect your systems from being harmed.
Another thing contributing to the unending number of viruses that spawn each day is the popularity and the continuous mainstreaming of Windows. This attracts virus makers to try and attack Windows. Since there are more users of Windows, then there are more victims they can attack and the faster the virus can spread with tons of PCs to infect. This is common sense. Why drop a bomb on a land with 100 soldiers when you can kill 1000 soldiers in another island. That said, being popular is not all good times.
Shared with permission from Windows Talk.