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How To Keep Your Antivirus Software Up To Date

Keeping your antivirus software up to date will ensure that you are constantly protected from all the latest and greatest threats. Computer viruses, worms, Trojans, and other types of malware threats are constantly evolving. Antivirus software updates take this into account, and supply the latest protections and software patches to deal with online threats.

Ideally, it is recommended to check for updates to your antivirus software every week. The instructions below will help you to set up your antivirus software updates.


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    Most antivirus software automatically checks for updates, and no further action is needed. When you install your antivirus software, make sure that automatic updates are enabled.

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    You can also manually check for updates, especially if you feel like it’s been a while since you’ve seen an update, or if you postponed the reminders.

    To manually update your software, open your antivirus program. Go to your Settings. Check the box or click the Update button. (Note: Some programs will automatically check for updates when you open them.)


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