A minimal antivirus program scans your computer for known and unknown threats. More advanced programs include the ability to scan email attachments, downloads and even Web pages as you browser. An antivirus protects your system from being compromised along with your personal information. In today's internet age it is foolish to go without an updated antivirus protection program. Fortunately several options exist for the frugal antivirus consumer.
Open your preferred Web browser and download Microsoft Security Essentials. The MSE package is Microsoft's antivirus program. It provides compatibility with Windows XP and above. It also features automated scanning and active memory scanning.
Download and install PC Tools AntiVirus Free. PC Tools AntiVirus is compatible with Windows XP and later. It includes the basic file scanning for viruses, real-time scanning, phishing protection and automatic updates.
Install the open source ClamWin AntiVirus. ClamWin provides the best backward-compatibility, it works with Windows 98 and above. It includes scheduled scanning, automatic updates, Outlook add-in and individual file scanning.
Tips & Warnings
- If you have another antivirus application make sure to uninstall it before installing a new one.
- Never install more than one antivirus on a single system. They will interfere with each other.
- Photo Credit http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
How to Get Free Virus Protection Software
Although you can buy virus protection, you can also get reliable virus protection software free. Usually the free virus protection works just...
How to Get Free Microsoft Virus Protection
Virus protection is essential; using an Inter-connected PC without virus protection opens you up to having private information, such as credit card...
How to Get Free Computer Security Software
At one time or another every computer user on the Internet decides to outfit their computer with the best security software they...
How to Get Free Antivirus Protection with Comcast
Comcast provides the Constant Guard Protection Suite to its Internet customers. The Constant Guard program includes protection from online threats such as...
How to Get Norton AntiVirus Off Your Computer
Norton Antivirus is a program made by Symantec to help protect your computer from virus and other malicious software known as malware....
How to Install XP Antivirus Protection for Free
To protect your Windows XP system from viruses, trojans, spyware and other malicious software, it is necessary to not only browse safely...
How to Turn on Virus Protection in Windows Security Center
In Windows operating systems XP (Service Pack 2) and Windows Vista, there is a feature called the Windows Security Center. The Windows...
The Best Free Anti-virus & Spyware Downloads for Windows XP
Spyware and virus infections can cause noticeable changes to a Windows XP user's computer. They may reset a browser home page, redirect...