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It doesn't matter how simple or complicated your home or office computer is or how much anti-virus software you have loaded your computer with, there's still a chance it's susceptible to a virus. Each and every day thousands of computers have their security breached by hackers. Sometimes the viruses that hit are minor and cause very little harm to the computer's operating system. Other times the viruses can be so nasty that they force you to wipe your computer's history and have to re-install everything.

For those of you out there reading this article who have had to do a re-boot of all their files and programs due to a computer virus just know that you're not alone. There are many people out there, just like you, who clicked on e-mail link, downloaded a corrupt file, or visited the wrong website and had their computers infected with a virus or malware that made their computer kaput. That's pretty much the worse thing that can happen to a computer owner.

Luckily there are safety measures out there that you can take to protect the computer in your home or work office. The one safety measure that most computer users take is installing anti-virus or spyware software onto their computer. Anti-virus software is designed to protect your computer from a number of computer threats that could result from such actions like clicking on an external spyware link in an e-mail, downloading a file that could be full of viruses or visiting a website that's ready to litter your computer with malware.

By installing anti-virus software onto computers you use at work or in your home you're taking the biggest step possible to combat any negative results happening to your computer. The technology and intelligence put into anti-virus programs by anti-virus software developers is done to ensure that any possible threat that could occur is noticed before they can happen. Some of the major features of anti-virus software include real-time scanners, on-access scanners, compressed file scanners, scheduled scans, script blocking, e-mail scanning, e-mail protection, instant messaging protection, automatic updates to include any new viruses out there into the an already established and exhaustive virus database, automatic program updates, and registry start-up protection, just to name a few.

Anti-virus software does the job of protecting the computers so that you no longer have to worry about staying on top of protecting your computer. With anti-virus software you can go about your daily computer and websurfing business and entrust the anti-virus software installed on your computer to stop anything harmful from going down.

What are some of the best selling anti virus software you ask?
Bitedefender
McAfee
Norton
Trend Micro




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