AntiVirus and Internet security
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What is virus removal software?

Antivirus or virus removal software is a computer program that detects, prevents, and takes action to neutralize or remove malicious software programs, such as viruses, worms and trojans. You can help protect your computer against viruses by installing and configuring correctly the antivirus software.

Computer viruses are malicous software programs that are deliberately designed to attack computer operation, record, corrupt, or delete data, or self propogate to other computers and throughout the Internet. If you are infected, you may have to purchase an anti virus program or run a free OnLine virus removal tool.

To help prevent and detect the most current viruses, you must update your antivirus software regularly. You can set up most types of antivirus or virus removal software to update automatically.

Your Computer May Have a Computer Virus If...

How do you know if you have a computer virus? If you're not running an antivirus or virus removal program (see the next section), you may not know at all since many viruses are benign. Some symptoms of a virus infection are:

- Your computer displays strange messages or warnings, plays music, or shows odd graphic displays.
- A slow boot up, operates more slowly than usual, and takes longer to start programs.
- Your computer has much less memory or hard drive space available.

Some legitimate software can cause these symptoms, so the only way you can be sure your computer is virus free is to regularly scan it for viruses using antivirus, virus removal software or a free virus removal OnLine scan.

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