Keeping your Anti-virus definitions up to date

Having virus protection is extremely important, however, having updated virus protection is even more important. Here are a few things you should check to be sure your computer is protected.
1) Make sure you renew your anti-virus subscription each year with your anti-virus vendor. Most anti-virus products include one year of software updates for free. These updates help keep your anti-virus software up to date with the latest threats. If you allow your subscription expire you will not longer receive updates. Your anti-virus software will alert you when your subscription is about to expire. You MUST renew your subscription to obtain the latest software updates and protect your computer from new threats.
2) Update your virus definitions. Thousands of new viruses are created and released each day. Your anti-virus software should be configured to update your anti-virus software with the latest virus information. Not sure if your software is up to date? Check your anti-virus software vendor’s website for information on how to check to ensure your software is up-to-date.
3) Look at your AV console regularly for important changes..
4) Perform a weekly virus scan. Anti-virus software may be configured to scan your computer weekly. Check your anti-virus software’s main console screen to ensure scans are scheduled weekly.
Keeping your anti-virus software up-to-date and performing virus scans weekly will help protect your computer from new threats. Not using anti-virus software? Protection Control Center http://www.earthlink.net/software/staysafe.faces?tab=pcc software is free to EarthLink subscribers.

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