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There can be a number of reasons why malicious software may have been able to infect a machine that already had antivirus software running on it. For example:
In these circumstances, when the user finally updates the antivirus database — or installs a more effective antivirus solution — the established malware infection may then be detected on the user’s computer. At this point, the user needs to ensure that the malware is accurately removed from their system.
Many computer viruses and Trojan viruses use special techniques that help them to disguise their presence on the computer. Often the infection will be so deeply embedded within the system that its removal may not be an easy task. Unfortunately, some antivirus programs may be unable to extract the malicious software in a way that ensures the computer can be restored to its normal operating condition.
Thus, it’s essential that you choose an antivirus solution that:
You should also ensure you select the automatic update option within your antivirus program — or make sure you run manual updates on a very frequent basis.
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