Dating scam alert
Carelessly downloading e-mail attachments can circumvent even the most vigilant anti-virus software.
Never open an e-mail attachment from someone you don’t know, and be wary of forwarded attachments from people you do know. With the growth of high-speed Internet connections, many opt to leave their computers on and ready for action.
Typically, users of Peer-to-Peer networks install free software on their computers which allows them (1) to find and download files located on another Peer-to-Peer user's hard drive, and (2) to share with those other users files located on their own computer.
Unfortunately sometimes these information-sharing systems have been used to engage in illegal activity.
Most types of antivirus software can be set up to update automatically.
Computer Hacking: Peer-to-Peer networks also have been abused by hackers.
Quickly, the " female" (the bait) falls in love with her Internet acquaintance, and shortly after " she" begins to plan her travel to see her Mr. Money issues arise, and, reluctantly, the bait asks the gentleman to help "her" with money for her visa and tickets.
Very often, the bait tells the guy that she has a work offer in his country, and she would be able to pay off the loaned money to him quickly.
If it detects malicious code, like a virus or a worm, it works to disarm or remove it.
Viruses can infect computers without users’ knowledge.