Posted by : Haseeb Javed Monday, July 9, 2012
Computer technology is changing and evolving faster than we can imagine. As computer technology
reaches new heights, so do the viruses that threaten the safety of your computer. Almost every day a new virus is created, and we must all be prepared to protect our computer, especially our files. Getting an anti-virus software for your computer is the best way to protect it from present and future threats, however with so many programs out in the market, it’s so hard to pick the best one for you.
So how do you pick the best anti-virus software for your computer?
Choosing between a paid software and a non-paid software
There are so many ways to get hold of a great anti-virus software. There are licensed softwares that you
will need to buy at your local computer store, or purchase online. But there are also various programs that you can easily download online, for free. Choosing between the two is quite easy.
Online, free anti-virus softwares often have the basic protection for your computer but lack other special features such as technical support and identity theft protection. As long as you have a high speed internet you can easily download it for free.
Paid anti-virus softwares on the other hand have more features to offer. Both products have their pros and cons, picking one will depend on whether or not you are willing to pay for a licensed software and the number of features a program contains or simply stick with the free software but with limited features.
Assessing the level of protection
Different types of people will need different types of antivirus softwares. With high speed internet
available at home, we can do almost anything. Because of this there has been a surge of online gamers,
bloggers, and simple web surfers.
The type of anti-virus software that you will choose will depend on the level of usage. You have to do
a little research on what type of anti- virus software is best for you. The features of the software should
coincide with how you use the computer. If you own an older computer, you may need a software which
takes up very little space but still has an effective anti-virus system. Gamers will also need softwares
which can detect if someone is playing online games and if the game is safe to use anywhere.
Compatibility with the system used
Before buying an anti-virus software aside from having high speed internet to update the software in the future, the computer system used has to be completely compatible with the software. You can do some research or ask around for the best anti-virus software for your system.
For best results, make sure that you purchase a software which is compatible with all operating systems.
Your anti-virus program should have an updated definition list of all the present viruses that may attack
your computer, as well as the future unnamed viruses.
To keep out unwanted viruses and spyware it is important to choose the best anti-virus system that will
work best with your computer system.
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