Virus tool updates
It’s important to keep your antivirus software or internet security program up to date. Otherwise, you risk exposing your system to new viruses or malicious threats.
Internet security vs. antivirus software
Keeping your computer safe from security threats involves buying antivirus or internet security software.
Antivirus software protects your computer from virus infections, whereas internet security software provides antivirus utilities plus other tools to keep you safe while you are online.
A reliable antivirus utility system will have at a minimum a virus removal tool and effective virus recognition utilities. This virus utilities allow the dangerous files to be held in quarantine so that you can assess and remove them.
Upgrade to internet security
If you already have an antivirus product installed on your PC, you can upgrade to internet security or another suitable product or download patches or documentation by clicking on your product name.
Computer security threats are advancing at a rapid pace and becoming more harmful all the time, so you need to make sure your system is up to date with the best software available.
Updating or upgrading your antivirus software will mean that your defence against viruses, spyware and other malware threats is kept relevant and will help to prevent identity theft, loss of important files and your computer slowing down.
How do I update my virus utilities?
You must keep your virus utilities up to date to ensure that your PC has the protection it needs. You need antivirus utilities to check your system, detect viruses and advise on suitable updates or upgrades.
Make sure you renew antivirus software whenever it expires and regularly check for patches and updates for a product you have already purchased.
Beware of fake antivirus scanners as scammers may use them to spread false security alerts to entice people to upgrade to computer security software that do not actually work.