Unfortunately, most likely, there are no Internet users left who, in one way or another, have not encountered such a phenomenon as computer viruses. Worms, malware, Trojans and other living creatures move in large numbers in the global network from computer to computer. What should you do if you come across such a virus on the network? This is what our instruction is about.
Contact the administration of the resource on whose portal you found the virus. The easiest way is to write an e-mail to the site's representatives with detailed instructions on where and under what circumstances the virus was found. If your antivirus has already recognized it, make it easier for the site owners - give the name assigned to the virus. This will speed up the process of identifying it on the portal.
Write in the comments to the file a warning for other users that the file contains malicious software (software), if the administration does not contact you for a considerable time, and the file infected with a virus has not been deleted, replaced or disinfected.
Carry out a full check of the ftp-server, which contains the data and materials of the site, if you are the owner of the portal. In rare cases, the virus is located in a file database alone. Since the speed of "propagation" of the virus is very high, the entire content of your site can be affected in the shortest possible time, so do not postpone a full check of the site.
Send an email to any antivirus and security software company if the virus is incurable. It is best to delete the infected file or, in extreme cases, add it to the quarantine of your antivirus until you receive an update from the developers in response, with which you can cure the file.
Install a paid antivirus if possible, as a rule, it is much more effective and faster at fighting newly developed viruses.