Working on an unprotected computer can be dangerous. Shady hackers could get into a computer and steal the computer owner’s private and vital information. An unprotected computer can also get a virus that could be harmful for the computer. That makes finding and installing antivirus software very important.
When connecting to the Internet a computer is at risk of catching a virus, worm or other harmful software. A computer that does not connect to the internet is safe from these elements. When such software as Malware, attaches to a computer it can slow the computer and make it work less effectively. It can even shut down the computer completely. What are some ways to prevent an attack on the computer:
*install antivirus and antispyware software
*don’t open email from strangers
*keep software current
Using antivirus or even anti-spyware software means a continual check for viruses or harmful software. When these are found they get rid of it before a problem arises. The process is done through security scans.
New computers often have a trial program, but it does expire and the owner needs to install more permanent antivirus software. This will prevent any virus from sneaking in and taking over the computer. Anyone can install antivirus software, but first they need to find it. This important software can be found in stores and as an online download. Just be sure the online option is trustworthy or a virus might be attached. That defeats the purpose of installation.
Once the antivirus software is purchased it needs to be installed on the computer to be effective. If it is a download it often starts up following download. A message will indicate what steps need to be taken. If working with a CD just insert it into the drive and watch for instructions to explain when efforts need to be taken to complete installation.