Presentation on theme: "By: Ahmed Mirza December 3, 2009 EN393. Introduction Antivirus software is a computer application that detects, prevents and removes malicious software,"— Presentation transcript:
Introduction Antivirus software is a computer application that detects, prevents and removes malicious software, such as viruses. It is essential for every user of a computer to have the latest antivirus software installed. The tutorial should be read by anyone that uses a computer. This process should be performed roughly once a year. A common misconception is that new computers come with full versions of antivirus. This is incorrect and in fact these expire after just 30 days. Also, antivirus software generally expires after one year so upgrading to the latest version is vital. Requirements for tutorial: A computer with Windows XP or greater (e.g.: Vista, W7) An internet connection User account with Administrator privileges
Uninstall Old Antivirus A) First we must uninstall the old antivirus. If you currently do not have any antivirus installed then move on to Part B. 1. Select the “Start Menu” 2. Select “Control Panel”
3. Select “Uninstall a Program” 4. Highlight old antivirus software and click “Uninstall” and then restart the computer after completion.
Obtain and Install Latest Antivirus B) We must now obtain new antivirus software from the store or online. * Avira AntiVir Personal Edition is a great free one, which we will use for this tutorial. 1. Download Avira from http://www.filehippo.com 2. Navigate to the folder where the Download was saved. * Default Download directory on Windows Vista/W7 is ‘C:\Users\Your_User_Name\Downloads’. On Windows XP may be on Desktop or the My Documents folder.
3. Right-Click the new download and select “Run as Administrator”
The End The antivirus software is now installed on your computer. Modern antivirus software runs behind the scenes and gets the latest updates automatically. Remember to update your antivirus again when it expires!