Using A Good Anti-Virus Program
Why It's ImportantEvery computer should have a good quality anti-virus program installed and running on it. Windows computers are not the only computers that get infected by computer worms and viruses. Even Mac and UNIX computers can be infected by viruses, worms and Trojan horse programs.
One of the most important things you can do to help keep you and your computer safe while on-line is to run a good quality anti-virus program. Computer worms and viruses continue to cause a great deal of damage to computer systems; many of them are created to steal confidential information off of infected computers.
What You Can Do About It
You can buy a good quality anti-virus program at any well stocked computer store. Look for one that also has a personal firewall built into it. Be sure to keep your anti-virus program up to date. Most suppliers of anti-virus software provide an automatic update service to help keep your anti-virus software updated.
All computers provided by the Division of Information Technology have a name brand Anti-Virus scanner installed and running on them. It is configured to automatically check for updates twice daily. All Email that passes through the university's Email service is also scanned for viruses by the Email server.
Ad-Aware free antivirus - www.lavasoft.com
Avast free antivirus - http://www.avast.com/en-us/free-antivirus-download (Mobile version also available.)
AVG Anti-virus free - http://www.avg.com/us-en/free-antivirus-download
Comodo Antivirus - http://antivirus.comodo.com/antivirus.php
Microsoft Security Essentials - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials
Panda Cloud Antivirus - http://www.cloudantivirus.com/en/