Why You should Consider Using Antivirus Software

Antivirus Software

Did you purchase a new Personal Computer recently? So, did you purchase the high end device among the available? You might have purchased different accessories for your PC. You might have also invested money in taking internet connection. You might have taken interest in purchasing a UPS for getting backup in case of power cuts or fluctuations. What about antivirus software installation? Did you install one on your PC? Otherwise, you are putting your PC in threat. Getting antivirus software is very much necessary for every PC or to that matter, for any device that is connected to internet. But many people tend to ignore this fact and repent at the end.

Necessity of Using Antivirus

Computers and laptops, and modern day smart phones and tablets, are becoming integral part of our lives. It is true that we can’t carry out our daily activities, mailing or office work or any other work, without these devices. So it is very much necessary to keep them in proper condition. If you are connecting your computer or laptop or tablet to internet, there are high chances that your device will get virus infection soon. In most cases, malicious downloads will bring virus to the system, but in few rare cases even the surfing of internet will bring such problems. Many people might not be aware of the fact that virus spreads easily through email attachments and USB drives, and they will use them without proper care, leading the virus attack on their computer. Hence it is very much necessary to install antivirus software to prevent such virus attack.

We all know about the dreadful consequences of virus attack. It will not only slow down your PC or laptop but will also make it non functional. Once your PC gets virus attack, it will permanently slow down the performance of your PC even when you have formatted the system. So it is better to prevent the virus threats rather than repenting afterwards.

Dangers Associated with Virus Attacks

Along with slow down of your PC, there are many other dangers associated with the virus attacks. Few hackers might send malicious programs to your PC, through mail or any other sources, and these programs would capture the data on your computer and send to persons at other end. This data might contain your sensitive personal information, which might be misused by hackers in the form of identity thefts or looting of your bank account or etc. Hence it is very much necessary to install antivirus software and make your PC virus proof.

Download Free or Paid Antivirus Programs

Antivirus software programs are available freely or in paid versions on the internet. They can be downloaded and installed soon after you purchase the computer.  Users need to update their antivirus regularly so that it can battle the latest virus infections or malicious programs. There are wide range of companies in this antivirus section. McAfee, AVG, Norton, etc are major ones in this field. One needs to download and update their antivirus regularly to stay away from virus threats.

Updating your Existing Antivirus Programs

Updating the antivirus software is very much important, regardless of the type of antivirus you are using. Almost all the internet security companies offer updates to their software products every now and then. You need not stay tuned with the latest updates of the software website, because the software itself gives some notifications whenever there are any updates. But make sure you keep the settings accordingly. Settings should be arranged in such a way that the antivirus software program gives a notification whenever it gets any updates. This will help you to keep track of updates and immediately update the software for better protection.

Antivirus Programs Safeguard your Bank Accounts too!

Many people feel that downloading and updating the antivirus program will help in safeguarding the computer. But it is not restricted to the safeguard of their computer alone. It will safeguard your bank account as well. Nowadays we can find more number of cases of identity thefts. In most of such cases, hackers got the personal information of the victims through online methods or through malicious programs. So, by installing the antivirus program, you are not only safeguarding the computer but you are also protecting the money in your bank.

13 Responses to “Why You should Consider Using Antivirus Software”
  1. qadar

    Yeah,it really necessary to have antivirus in PC. I wonder is there available in android also.
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  2. Julidarma

    Yes, I agree. This is the most important think to protect the PC from the virus and other malware.
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  3. jishnu

    There is no doubt in the importance of Antivirus SW.I always use Free AV and my favorites are kingsoft AV and Avast.
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  4. Nicks

    My favorite on is Avast and I’m using it from last 2 years.
    I heard on the internet that free Avast key gives us licence up to 2038.
    Is it really works and able to update every time like charm?
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  5. Lisa Green

    I’ve heard of many computer users recently receiving popups on their computer with the headline “Insecure Internet Activity – Threat of Virus Attack!” and then they are prompted to download and install spyware removal software. I am using Kaspersky from a long time and it is the best i have ever used.

  6. Prajwal

    Yeah antivirus softwares are the first and foremost application that has to be installed on our PC. And you’ve explained each and every aspect of having an antivirus, complete article 🙂
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  7. Kishore Bhagya

    Here is the most important want to guard the actual COMPUTER on the trojan as well as other viruses. thanks for share informative post with us 😀
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  8. Siddharth Sharma

    Hey dear,
    very helpful information is here tech by you. this is very important software for your PC. because as i said Antivirus is one type of medicine for your computer.
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  9. lauran

    for this list is perfect, I want to add kaspersky.
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  10. Rahul Sharma

    Antivirus software is must these days, we use the internet, exchange data chances are high that our system caught by virus. Free antivirus are not bad option also.
    Thanks for sharing this post.
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  11. Rahul Gupta

    Quiet good information. You really must have antivirus solution in your system to keep it run well.
    Thanks for the information.
    Keep sharing 🙂
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  12. Surya Tejaswini

    Wow it is such an amazing post about why to go for a Anti-virus software. You made a clear attempt in making us realize the importance of the anti-virus. Even I miss using anti-virus a lot of times. This post is a true eye opener for people like me I guess.
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  13. Surendra Mallemputi

    Yes, Antivirus is one the most important softwares required after installing os, I have made a LIST OF BEST FREE ANTIVIRUS DOWNLOAD FOR PC(WINDOWS XP, 7, 8, 8.1 , LAPTOP)

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