For anyone using a laptop or computer, especially when browsing the web, or sending and receiving data, it is very important to have decent, up-to-date anti-virus software.
Computer viruses can not only be damaging to our computer systems, but can also put our data and information at risk.
Much like the viruses which make people ill, computer viruses are constantly changing and adapting, and so having your anti-virus software up-to-date is necessary to keep everything safe.
Anti-virus software, otherwise called anti-malware, is available from private companies, either to buy or for free. The versions of the software that need paying for often come with extras and bonuses which help to keep computers and systems free of malicious viruses.
Popular anti-virus products
- Microsoft Essentials
- Norton Security
- Avira Antivirus