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After days of researching and reading articles and reviews on various antivirus programs, you’ve made your choice and installed it on your computer. Most likely, you’ve used it at once and scanned your whole system. The antivirus might have not detected anything yet, especially when your computer is still new.
Whether you have paid or free antivirus, to get the most of your software and provide the best protection for your computer, you don’t just do scans whenever you remember or after you feel that there’s something wrong going on. Below are some tips that you could follow so viruses won’t be able to do greater damage on your system:
1. Do weekly or bi-monthly scans
When you’re just surfing the web for leisure or watching a movie during weekends, run a full system scan and let it do its thing. This won’t affect too much your overall experience or make your system lag too much. Even better is to let it scan while you go out for a walk or maybe while you’re cooking a meal.
2. Do a safe mode scan
If you detect a sudden change in your computers performance and suspect a virus infection, don’t feel too secured when your antivirus doesn’t detect anything on your first scan. Try to boot your computer in safe mode and then run the antivirus’ full system scan. Most likely, the virus will turn up this time.
3. Always scan new files
Remember to always scan new files that you’re putting into your system. This includes scanning USB flash drives, email attachments, and web downloads.
4. If in doubt, do an online scan
When your antivirus just can’t detect a virus, head on to an online virus scanner and scan the folders or files that make you the most suspicious. These online scanners are great sources of second opinions without having to install another heavy program that could contradict your current antivirus.
When it comes to protecting internet users from the malicious effects of cyber crime and viruses, nobody does it better than Kaspersky. However, with the company adding new products to its range of paid for and free antivirus software all the time, how does 2011′s offering compare to previous versions that, at one point or another, we’ll probably all have had some level of exposure to?
If you do even the quickest of searches online, you’ll see that users are rating the Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 suite extremely highly, with 4 out of 5 stars and even 5 out of 5 stars a common sight on antivirus review sites and online security blogs.
However, what exactly are users identifying with so closely in order to come up with such raving reviews? Well, it would seem that one of the primary appealing features is the price, which represents extremely good value when viewed in light of the fact that up to three users can be fully protected by the product.
The product itself isn’t a small one by any means, taking up 110MB, but it is so user-friendly that you won’t really be aware that the software is running. Furthermore, if you’re really maxing out your laptop and have multiple programs open at the same time, the Kaspersky antivirus checking activities are reduced to their minimum level in order to ensure that the computer system doesn’t become overloaded.
As for the interface, the look is clean and modern, in a cool green shade that is a far cry from other antivirus programs that flash up in angry red on your screen, performing no function other than making you want to click away from them as quickly as possible. Navigation is simple and, most importantly of all, logical; if you’ve never used antivirus software like this before, Kaspersky’s range will ease you in gently.
With the online world seeming to be becoming more and more dangerous all the time, with new threats emerging every week, there has never been a better time to make sure you’re fully safeguarded against cyber crime.