Have you been having problems with your computer slowing down? Have you been getting popups from unwanted sites while searching the internet? If you have, then you might want to get an antivirus protection program or software for your computer. These antivirus protection software’s prevent these malfunctions and popups from happening. They can either be bought in computer stores, or through online stores. Some online stores even give you free trials that you can use for a month!
An antivirus protection program is really important, since we use computers in our day-to-day lives. It is inevitable for adults and students alike to use computers, since they are needed for jobs and schoolwork. Even resumes are submitted online! Also, social networks are thriving, and people of all age groups use that.
Before you are given problems by your computer, saying that it has been infected by spyware, malware, Trojans and the like, you better get ahead and purchase an software that will give your computer and your files protection.
What is an antivirus software and how does it protect me?
Antivirus protection, as its name suggests is what protects your computer from bugs and viruses. It detects and removes the viruses acquired by your computer from frequent downloading, or visiting sites that are either not protected, or are not of a trusted source. The program or software scans your files and folders for malicious files that you may have downloaded. The software may suggest what to do with the infected files, but most of the time, the user has the option to choose what he wants to do with the files containing viruses. He can choose to put the files in a vault, where it is quarantined. He can also choose to heal the file, meaning the software tries to separate the virus and the file, so that the file is virus-free. He can also choose the most drastic option – to erase the file completely. Now, whatever the user chooses to do is totally up to him.
We are quite lucky to be living in the 21st century, with everything made easy. However, even if IT experts have found ways to remove these viruses through antivirus protection,there are also people who keep on making new viruses, malware and spyware! So you have to remember that you keep your software up to date at all times, and that you scan your computer automatically and manually.
What is an automatic scan? How about a manual scan?
As their names suggest, an automatic scan is when the software automatically scans the computer every time you switch it on. Automatic scans can be set to your preferred time. Manual scans, on the other hand, is when you press the scan button yourself. You can do this at any time you wish.
So if you want to rid yourself of problems regarding computer crashing, viruses, malwares and popup while surfing the net? You better purchase an antivirus protection of your very own. It may not be as cheap as you want it to be, but surely, you will see that it’s performance is worth more than its cost!
Norton Antivirus Program 2011 are available to download straight off the internet. The current Norton Internet Security Download packages are Norton Internet Security 2011 and Norton 360 All-In-One Security.