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Tips For Selecting, Buying And Installing Antivirus Software: By Irem Bright C'mezie
Are you concerned about protecting your computer from malicious viruses and other online security risks? Today, we have access to numerous antivirus software products and tools. So many options available today could confuse you and here are few useful tips on how to install antivirus software in computer and keep your computer protected.

Key features to look for before installing antivirus software
Make sure that your antivirus software has these features.
Email protection – All the outgoing mails should be protected so that it does not carry any viruses. 
Email scans – All the incoming mails should be scanned before they are fully downloaded.
Scheduled scanning – This is a very crucial feature. You should be able to schedule regular scanning of your computer so that you do not have to manually do it. 

Spyware detectionYour antivirus should give you complete protection against spyware and other malware.

Malware detection Your computer should be protected from risky software that could potentially compromise your privacy and your online security by sneaking out data from your computer.

Real-time protection Real-time protection is important because this feature continually monitors your computer and prevents threats from installing. If real-time scanning feature is not enabled or available in your antivirus then threats will be detected only after they install themselves in your computer. 

When you are buying your antivirus, make sure all the above features are part of its regular features. Buying or installing an antivirus without these features is useless. 

Different ways of installing antivirus in your computer
There are two ways of installing your antivirus software. The first method is to buy your antivirus software in CD format where by you will always have a copy of the software with you. Even if you should format your system, you will be able to install it again. 

The second method to install it from an online location. Here you do not have to wait for several days for the software CD to be delivered to you. Installation could be done instantaneously. Renewals could be done online. This is an easy and fast way to get your copy of antivirus. 

When you are downloading your software from an online platform make sure that your antivirus program gives you protection for both online as well as offline applications. It is also important that your antivirus program gives complete protection to your computer even when you are not connected to the internet.

When you are installing your antivirus, remember to enable auto update option so that your software remains up to date giving you total protection even against the latest viruses and Trojans.

Whether you are opting for online or offline version of antivirus, make it a point to review the software closely to understand fully what you are getting for the price you pay. It is also equally important to have your antivirus program renewed regularly before they expire so that your computer is continually protected. Do not rush to pick your antivirus, take enough time to review and choose the right software.

Two things to bear in Mind while we talk about Protecting yourself Online in order to Prevent Online Identity Theft and being Victim of Cyber-Criminals:

A. Keep in mind that antivirus software protects only your device, not your internet connection. It’s only Secured and Protected Virtual Private Network, VPN can securely protect your internet connection communications between your computer device, servers and websites.

B. A VPN is a must-have utility to protect your privacy and prevent hackers and snoopers from stealing your personal information.