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How to Install Simple Antivirus Software For PC

The first step to install an antivirus program for a basic PC is downloading the program. Double-click the downloaded software to begin the installation. The installer will walk you through the steps to install the program, including accepting the terms and conditions and determining the location where the antivirus will be saved on your computer. Depending on the software, you may require a registration key or register an account with the software company.

Start the antivirus program to begin securing against malicious programs. As part of the activation the majority of antivirus programs will ask you to sign up or provide personal information. This is usually not required. After you’ve registered you will receive a confirmation email or email should be sent to confirm that the antivirus program is activated.

Depending on the antivirus program you are using, you might be asked to perform a complete system scan or to choose a specific file or folder to scan. During the scan, it will look for and delete any malicious files or folders. Certain programs will also run periodic or automated scans to detect new infections and keep your computer free from threats.

If you’re looking to find a strong antivirus for macOS and Macworld, our colleagues at Macworld recommend Intego VirusBarrier. It’s a comprehensive suite that includes both VirusBarrier and NetBarrier, two tools that detect malware and fake software samples before they’re downloaded or installed on your Mac. VirusBarrier was able detect all the malware samples we sent it. It also warns you to stay away from download or install suspicious-looking software.

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