How to Choose Virus-Protection Software

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To choose virus-protection software for a computer, check reviews and ratings from computer magazines on paid packages or download free virus protection from AVG.com. Keep viruses out of a computer by paying a yearly fee for periodically updated protection using advice from a Web designer and computer specialist in this free video on virus protection.

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Hi, I'm Noah and today we're going to learn how to choose virus protection software. Pretty much all new computers come with an already licensed anti-virus product or at least a trial version of one. But, if you use the internet and don't have an anti-virus software product running on your computer, you will need to get one. One option is to buy one of the leading anti-virus programs such as McAfee's Viruscan or Symantec's Norton Anti-Virus. These major developers can be relied upon to release timely periodic that deal with new viruses and keep your system safe. What you might want to do before purchasing an anti-virus system, though, is check the reviews and ratings on the internet and in computer magazines to narrow your buying decisions. If you decide that buying a leading anti-virus program isn't for you, you can also download a shareware anti-virus program. These are completely free and a good solution if you don't want to put in the $50 per year for a commercial anti-virus program. The most commonly used free anti-virus software is AVG Free. AVG Free can be downloaded from www.avg.com and you'll also be able to compare it with AVG's commercial anti-virus solutions should you decide you want to upgrade to the version where you pay every year.

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