Antivirus or anti-virus software is used to prevent, detect, and remove malware, including but not limited to computer viruses, computer worm, trojan horses, spyware and adware.
You have your favorite anti-virus software installed and you still get viruses, malware and other problems. Here are some good steps to take regarding your anti-virus:
1. Even if you can’t afford to buy anti-virus, there are plenty of good free programs to be had.
2. After you install your anti-virus, update it and do a complete scan of your computer or laptop.
3. If your anti-virus has a scheduler, use it. Remember, the desktop or laptop needs to be running to utilize the scheduled scan.
4. Your anti-virus software can save you money on trips to the computer shop, so get to know it just like you know Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or your email program.