Choosing an Antivirus Program

The cost of this software is very small compared to the cost of the time you can lose fixing your computer or redoing lost work. If your computer did not come with a virus protection program, you can buy the software either in a retail box with an installation disc or as a software download from a website. Or, you may be able to get it free or at a low cost from your Internet provider.

Once you've installed it, you will receive free updates to the software for a set subscription period, usually a year. This subscription is a very important part of your protection. Just as Microsoft releases patches and updates on a regular basis through Windows Update, your virus protection program checks for regular updates from ...

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