Computer worms are nasty bugs that self-replicate and slow your computer to a crawl. Don't let yourself become a victim of malware!
Worms are self-replicating programs that spread through networks of machines.
Where a worm comes from
Common ways of transmitting worms include attachments, file-sharing networks and links to malicious websites.
How to recognize a PC worm
Because worms consume a large amount of system memory or network bandwidth, servers, network servers and individual computers often stop responding.
How to remove a worm
To remove a worm, simply run a scan for malware using antivirus software. Once any worms are detected and deleted, your computer should be completely safe to use.
How to prevent computer worms
- Be careful with file-sharing networks and suspicious attachments and/or links.
- Maintain up-to-date antivirus protection, preferrably with a firewall.
Protect yourself against computer worm
There is no better way to recognize, remove and prevent worms than to use an antivirus & antiworm tool, and the best anti-virus & anti-worm tool is Avast.