How do I update my antivirus program?
Keep your PC and laptops safe and secure from virus attack is very dangerous and extremely important, especially if your computer is connected to the Internet. Antivirus software can help you in maintaining your computer safe and virus -free, but only if you will able to keep its virus definitions up-to-date. Use the various steps o to make sure that your antivirus program has the latest information about viruses that might attack your computer.
Update through antivirus program
The amount of latest antivirus programs enable users to update their antivirus program through the software. Open the antivirus program and go for "Update", "Check for updates", "Live Update", or something similar to it. Some examples are given below how a user can update their antivirus program.
- Microsoft Windows users running recent versions of McAfee can double-click on the Vshield icon in their Systray and click "Check for Virus Scan update" to check for available updates.
- Microsoft Windows users running recent versions of Symantec (Norton) can double-click on the program icon in their Systray and click the "Live Update" to check for available updates.
· Note: If you do not have an antivirus program installed on your computer, we strongly recommend purchasing one at your local electronics store or downloading one from the Internet. Links to popular antivirus programs are listed further down this same page.
Update through antivirus web page
Sometimes antivirus programs don't include an update service. If you are using this type of software's, you should need to download new virus definitions directly from the developers web page. It should be noticeable that some developers require you how to know what version you are running to get updates. Below links are given to web pages for some of the more popular antivirus programs.
- Avg antivirus updates
- F-secure antivirus updates
- Kaspersky antivirus updates
- Panda software updates/upgrades
- Semantic(Norton)antivirus updates
- Sophos antivirus updates
- Trend Micro Security Software updates
- Web root Security software upgrades
Look Our Antivirus and update definition for further information and related links on this term.