Antivirus & Anti-Spyware Software

Where do I get Antivirus and Anti-Spyware software protection?
Antivirus & Anti-Spyware software can be purchased at an electronics store, either online or offline.

How do I know if I already have Antivirus or Anti-Spyware software?
Check the list of programs on your computer to verify if Antivirus or Anti-Spyware software is already
installed.

Can I combine Antivirus and Anti-Spyware software?
Most Antivirus software vendors offer protection from spyware within their products or as a separate purchase. Be sure to verify that Anti-Spyware protection is included, or purchase a separate Anti-Spyware software package.

Is spyware more dangerous than malware (viruses, worms, trojans)?
Spyware collects data and shares it with outside parties without your knowledge. It’s made more dangerous when combined with malware and spread by cyber criminals. That’s why it’s important to have both Antivirus and Anti-Spyware protection.

How long does Antivirus and Anti-Spyware software last?
Most vendors sell a perpetual license that requires annual renewal in order to continue receiving updates that protect against the latest threats. The annual renewal fee is often less than the initial purchase of the software.

How do I update my Antivirus and Anti-Spyware software?
Antivirus and Anti-Spyware software automatically updates itself with the latest threat and cure definitions and often repairs damaged content automatically if it encounters malware or spyware.

How else can I protect my computer?
Installing and keeping your Antivirus and Anti-Spyware software current is a great start, but there is more that you can do to protect your computer. Read software agreements to understand exactly what applications are being installed and only download items from the Internet from trusted sources. Only open email attachments and links from known senders and if you receive an attachment from someone you do not know or are not expecting, delete it without opening.

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