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Antivirus software looks at files you open, as you open them, and checks them for viruses. It also has the option to do a scan of your computer for viruses already in residence. Antivirus software is now essential for anyone browsing the internet. If you're browsing the internet today without it, chances are you have at least one virus on your system. Fortunately there are many antivirus packages available, so let's start by looking briefly at our preferred free one.
An excellent 'free for personal use' package, with regular updates. The control panel can be a little awkward on times, and there's no undo button, but other than that it seems to be an excellent package.
Next we'll consider a few of the other packages for sale.
This was the first Antivirus Package we ever used, and back then (1998) it was a resource hog, plain and simple. It was also sheer torture to uninstall. We've never been back since then, so it may have improved. Pigs might fly too. Not that we've anything against pigs ofcourse!
We've never used this, but the systems we've had in with this on them are usually spotlessly clean from viruses.
A Side Note
Whichever Antivirus solution you choose, make sure you keep it up to date. If your virus definitions are 3 years old then any newer viruses will simply cruise through your defences. Many of our customers who have been infected tell us they have antivirus installed, but all too often it hasn't ever been registered or updated. Keep it up to date.
If you are in any doubt as to whether your antivirus is 'doing the job properly', you can do an online virus scan at either or both of the following sites:
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