In a time when ransomware can shut down your files and banking Trojans could drain your account and take your money, you should make the most of every advantage you can receive. Many PC users upgrade their default antivirus protection with software created by an outside developer.
Installing and configuring most antivirus programs is easy. Double-click on the installer and follow the steps. Certain antivirus programs require admin privileges. Make sure you use an administrator account when installing.
Once the antivirus program is installed, it may ask you to restart your computer. Allow it to do so, as the program may require a reboot for all changes to take effect. Once the program has been started up, you need to conduct a full scan of your computer to make sure it’s not infected by malware.
After a thorough scan of your computer the antivirus program will have detected any malware and removed or blocked it. It is also possible that the program will have suggested additional measures to protect your computer. This could include a regularly scheduled scan or real-time protection according to the software.
When choosing antivirus software choose a vendor that constantly updates its malware database. This will ensure that your system is secure from the most recent threats that are constantly evolving to evade detection by anti-virus software. You should also consider other security features like a fire wall which keeps criminals and snoopers from your network.