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Topics: Computer virus, Computer program, History of the Internet Pages: 2 (709 words) Published: November 30, 2008
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The first step on downloading a file or a program from the internet is to have access to the internet. When a person wants to download a specific file or program off of the internet, that person need to take into consideration the source that it comes from. There are many considerations to consider when downloading certain files or programs from the internet, one of these considerations are weather if the file or program is corrupted or has a virus attached to it. The best way to prevent from receiving a corrupted or virus infested program or file is to know what the sources from which the file or program is coming from. Knowing the origin of the file or program will help tremendously in determining if the file or program is safe to run on any computer.

When a safe website is located, a person can consider it for download of a file or program. A person goes onto the designated website on the internet and left clicks the install button. Once the install button is selected a window will pop open asking the user to run or save, according to the preference of the user weather the user wants to run it immediately or save for later is their choice, I prefer to run immediately. The program or file will automatically save in the designated path in which the user prefers it to be at. When the download is complete, I choose to run a virus scan on the particular program or file to ensure there are not any corruptions or viruses just to be on the safe side. Once the program or file has been scanned for viruses or corruptions, I add it to my desktop for future use. This whole process is determined on the speed of you internet, and download speeds. The process only takes a matter of minutes in my system setup.

I have downloaded some shareware on my computer before by using Limewire. This download uses other peoples shared files off of their computer in order to grant you instant access to files or programs. I did not know to scan for viruses at the...
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