Even if you do not use your computer to connect to the internet regularly, you will still need computer repair. One thing you should remember as a computer user is that you are not safe from viruses and threats even if you are not connected to the internet.
A common misconception among computer users is that disconnecting from the internet makes their computers invisible from virus and malware attacks. In reality, though, they are as vulnerable to these infections as other ordinary computers whether or not they are connected to the internet.
Here are some reasons why you may still need computer repair even when you are not connected to the internet.
1. Connecting speakers and microphones
If your computer doesn’t come with its own speakers and microphones or you simply need to upgrade your hardware, you will have to install these types of hardware to your computer. And sometimes, they come with threats. They might not have directly placed that virus into your computer but connecting to them may trigger some type of virus attack.
Plus, some speakers and microphones have the ability to pick up infection from high-frequency transmissions. This is why even when you’re not connected to the internet, you can still acquire viruses and threats.
2. Connecting even for only a couple of minutes
Because technology has started to take over most people’s lives, making them more dependent on technology with everything they need to accomplish, computer users would have to connect to the internet for some reason or another even for only a couple of minutes.
You may have connected to the internet in the past even for only a short period of time. And during this time, viruses may have gotten access to your computer. You may not notice it at first after logging off from the internet since some viruses take time to find their way into your computer’s system and actually cause havoc.
And when you finally notice, you are no longer connected to the internet. So you wouldn’t really suspect that it’s because of your very brief connection to the internet.
3. Installing different software
Most viruses and malware come from software and programs, especially those coming from unknown third party sources. This also includes all files and documents that you transfer from another computer or device. If these files and software are already infected, they can easily transfer the virus infection unto your computer. Also keep in mind that a lot of software today are already infused with some type of malware.
4. Your computer connecting to the internet on its own.
Without your knowledge, your applications, programs, software and files are automatically connecting to the internet. You must know that some of the things installed in your computer may need internet connection to be able to operate properly. They are, in some way, connecting to the internet or to their remote server and sometimes, there won’t be any pop-up windows or prompts that would ask for your approval of the connection.
Your computers are not really safe from virus infection even when they are offline or not connected to the internet. This is why, it is extremely important for you to work with a trusted computer repair specialist. Contact PCRx Computers now.
408 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526
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