Windows® Vista Antivirus Software
What are the antivirus options available for Windows Vista? How do you keep it updated?
Antivirus software is a program which identifies, neutralizes or eliminates malicious programs from your computer system. Earlier, these programs were meant to combat PC viruses only, but most of the modern programs are able to fight against other threats too, including phishing attacks, Trojan horses, rootkits and worms. If you are running your computer system on Windows Vista operating system, then you need to find out the antivirus software programs that are compatible with your computer system.
This article will tell you which Windows Vista antivirus software programs are available in the market and how to keep your security program updated:
- List of Windows Vista antivirus software programs
- Why should you keep your antivirus software updated?
- How to keep your Windows Vista antivirus software updated?
List of Windows Vista antivirus software programs
Some of the most popular and most effective antivirus programs for a computer running on Windows Vista include Kaspersky Anti-Virus 188.8.131.524, McAfee Total Protection 2007, Norton AntiVirus 2006/2007, Panda Antivirus 2007, McAfee® Active VirusScan 2007, McAfee SiteAdvisor, Trend Micro AntiVirus Plus AntiSpyware 2007, avast! Free antivirus, AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition, Avira AntiVir Personal Edition, Clamwin, Dr.Web CureIt! and Comodo Antivirus. Some of these programs are available over the Internet absolutely for free and these are easy to use too.
Why should you keep your antivirus software updated?
Updating your antivirus program will help in providing full security to your computer system against the latest viruses and malicious programs being released. If your antivirus program has been updated, your computer will be able to fight against each and every virus, even if it has been released an hour ago.
As new versions of viruses keep on being launched, your antivirus program also needs to be updated so that it can fight against the latest virus present. A majority of antivirus programs give you the option to set a schedule so that it checks over the Internet for updates on a regular basis. It would be best to set the schedule in such a way that it checks for updates every time you switch on your computer system. In this way, your Windows Vista® antivirus software will remain updated with the latest tools needed. If you know that an update has been released recently, you can search for it over the Internet manually too, and download it immediately.