IS YOUR ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE
How long have you installed your antivirus or security suite?
How many times have you checked your antivirus software?
Security products are designed for users who plan to set and
forget them, but for best results you should check them from
time to time.
Here Are Few Steps to Know That Your Antivirus
Software Is Working Properly:
1. Keep your antivirus updated
In the early days of computer viruses, antivirus programs
simply scanned files for signature patterns of known threats.
These days, most malware coders make their code
polymorphic, undetectable by simple pattern matching. And
modern antivirus utilities use behavior-based detection
systems, so they can stop malware they've never seen before.
That said, simple malware signatures and behavioral
detection patterns need frequent updates to keep up with
evolving malware. Is your antivirus updated? Open it up and
take a look at it. Do you see a message about the need to
update the databases? Even if you don't, find the command
that runs an on-demand search for updates. It couldn't hurt!
Also check if there is an update available for the program
itself. In fact, check out all of your security products for
available updates. You will usually find an option to check for
updates in the File or Help menu, or in the menu that appears
when you right-click the product icon in the notification area.
By doing this, you may find that your subscription has expired;
When you renew, consider signing up for automatic renewals.
You will receive a notification email before the renewal takes
place, so you can still change your mind. Automatic renewal
offers you a promise of virus protection. When on auto-renew,
the company promises to track down and remove any
malware that passes basic virus protection.
2. Use the best antivirus software
Take a look at each of your security products and consider
how you came to choose it. Did you see an ad on television?
Did a friend suggest it?