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How to Avoid Viruses

Computer safety is a matter of computer competence. With a few simple rules, anyone can be a computer safety expert.

Rule 1: Update Your Antivirus Program Regularly

Antivirus scanners are able to detect and delete a computer virus that is found in its antivirus databases. There is antivirus software available that is capable of searching and deleting unknown viruses, such as those described in the current edition of the antivirus database. An excellent example is one of the best antivirus tools, the heuristic engine developed by Kaspersky Lab, which provides a 92% average detection rate of unknown processed viruses. However, this is not enough if you want absolute protection from computer viruses.

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