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How Do I Install Antivirus Software?

What Is Antivirus Software?

Antivirus software are applications that are created to thwart, distinguish, and eliminate computer malware or malicious software. Malware includes: Trojans, adware, worms, spyware, and viruses. Malware can diminish your computer’s performance, share unwanted data, and use your computer as a surrogate to send out spam.

Where Can I Get Antivirus Protection?

You can find antivirus software in any retail store that sells software. Some popular brands include: Norton McAfee, and Panda. Also, you can download antivirus applications directly from the vendor’s website. Some applications require payment for subscription, others are free of charge. Some popular freeware antivirus utilities include: Avg, Avast, and PC Tools. Research the vendor, and see what software title suits your needs best.

How Do I Install Antivirus Software?

Locate the cd or downloaded file (.exe extension) and double click to run. Follow the on screen instructions in the software wizard, and make sure to read all information presented. Complete the wizard.

I Have Installed Antivirus Software, What Else Do I Need to Do?

Once the software wizard has completed, run your antivirus software if if has not already auto-started. Update the application, and run a full scan. Most antivirus programs allow you to schedule reoccurring system scans. Set your computer to scan during times that will not interfere with your computer usage, as a scan can slow down your processing performance. Also, turn on the auto-update feature on your software. Update your version and virus definitions as often as possible. Scan files before opening them that you have downloaded from the internet or that you receive via email. Most applications will let you right click the file to select the scan command. If you need help learning how to use your application, please refer to the vendor’s help feature.

5 Responses to “How Do I Install Antivirus Software?”

  1. Jared Gaves says:

    You can download anti-virus tools from You may also leave your comments, and rate these tools!

  2. Thk mcfee anti virus

  3. Yes says:

    Pls i need it quick

  4. i will be greatful if my cell phone is protected by you or trusted certificates, thnx coz my phones all are being flashed every short time because of virus thnx so much. God bless you. my phone no is 0783840791, and my phone type is black berry curve 8900,opera is my browser version 7.0. thnx

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