In a world in which ransomware can lock up your files, and banking Trojans can drain your bank account and take your money, you should make the most of every advantage you can obtain. This is the reason why many PC users decide to replace their built-in antivirus protection with software from an outside developer.
Installing and configuring many antivirus programs is easy. Double-click the installer file and follow the steps. Some antivirus programs require admin privileges, so be sure you’re using an administrator account during the installation process.
After installing the antivirus program, it may ask you to restart your computer. Let it restart, as the program may require a reboot to allow the changes to take into effect. After the program has restarted then run a full scan of your PC to ensure that it’s free of any malware.
After a full scan of your PC the antivirus program will have identified any malware and either removed or quarantined it. It is also possible that the software has suggested additional security measures to protect your computer. Depending on the software it could be regular scheduled scans or setting up real-time security.
When choosing antivirus software select a vendor that regularly updates its malware database. This will safeguard your computer from the most recent threats that are constantly evolving in order to keep it from being detected by anti-virus software. Also, consider other security features like a fire wall that keeps the hackers and snoopers off your network.