Anyone who uses a computer has heard of computer viruses, and most know how to scan for viruses using special software. Generally viruses are picked up through corrupted e mail files or by opening links while surfing on the internet. There is a new strain of computer virus popping up now and it’s carried in PDF files.
So, now not only do you have to protect e mails from viruses you need to protect pdf ebooks and other pdf documents as well.
If you are unsure of what a pdf is; pdf stands for Portable Document Format. If you ever have gone to a government web site you have seen a pdf most of the disclaimers on their sites are in pdf formats. If you have ever taken a college course on line you have probably seen an e -book, (which is a book that you view online), this is another type of a pdf file.
Lawyers may send you legal pdf files. In the past pdfs were thought to be safe and virus free. It appears now you may need to try to protect pdf e-book, attachments and so on. Some one has created a virus that’s not in the pdf itself, but contained in the software need to create pdf files.
There are many ways to protect your pdf e-book and your computer against viruses and corrupted files contained in PDFs, PDF downloads and PDF attachments. You can install virus software and watch for warning signs. If you aren’t expecting a large file or an e card, or if you don’t know the sender don’t open an email containing a PDF from an unknown source. That has been the rule of thumb with email but now it goes for documents with pdf files as well.
Know what you are opening and whom you are opening it from. This will help to eliminate some of the possible threats. We all use computers in our lives, whether it is for work, school, shopping, informational tools, job searching, resume writing and so on.
We are all exposed to certain dangers and viruses when we surf the web, open e mails or read eBooks and pdf files. There are people who will work around the firewalls and virus blockers we install to protect against computer infection, so we need to be proactive and protect our computer – just as we would protect our selves from catching germs and colds.
Use preventative measures against viruses in PDF files and make sure your computers have PDF virus protection that is automatically kept up to date to block the viruses and scan for potential dangers contained in PDF files today.