Anti-Virus Software 101
It's time to turn your attention to the subject even if you feel you are ready. Anyone that's been hiding under a rock should know that this software runs continuously in the background of your computer (it's in your Start group), looking for infected files that can come from a variety of sources, including the Internet, CD-ROMs, disks and probably the most publicized source, e-mail messages.
Although you and your company or firm may have anti-virus software, the real advantage to having it is to automatically take care of any virus that comes in via regular, Web-enabled updates. You can set these updates to occur automatically by setting a time and date in your software program.
Experts recommend you avoid free anti-virus software demos and opt for the paid version. The demos often do not reflect the latest updates, bells and whistles.