What You Need To Know About Using An Antivirus
Probably the most important piece of software you'll need on your computer is
that of an antivirus program. Windows systems are highly susceptible to viruses
and all types of spyware and Trojans are being made that can destroy your system
and make your computer lag and run extremely slow. Here we'll review some of
the benefits of using an antiviral program.
Viruses can get into a computer system simply by visiting a certain webpage
where the virus is hidden and lurking in the pages. They can also infect computers
if the user downloads media from a peer to peer file sharing site. The virus can
either be caught from another user's files that unknowingly contain a virus, or
through a file where a user has purposely added a virus to the file.
Most viruses are given a threat meter, from least damaging to highest alert. There
are websites dedicated to compiling all the latest threat data with information on
the threat and removal instructions as well. Check them often to be sure you're
running the latest updates.
Purchasing or downloading free antivirus software is the best way to protect your
computer against viruses. The software will update itself (updates are needed to
protect against latest threats) and will be able to better catch viruses as they come
through and quarantine them before there's any damage.
Most antivirus programs also have spyware guards, which protect against
spyware. Spyware is a malware that attaches itself to a computer and collects
information about users without them knowing. It can cause the computer to run
You'll have to pay for most antivirus programs but there are some free ones on the
internet, too. They do a good job and it is up to the user to decide what kind of
protection they need and at what level. Most antivirus software costs around forty
dollars a year. Some are bundled with spyware guards and other computer
monitoring software and can cost a bit more.
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