you need to use your Virus Scanning Software
[or get a program if you don't have one]
The three top programs
to use are McAfee, Norton AntiVirus or PC-Cillin. True, there are others
but as the adage goes, you get what you pay for. Virus scanning software
will be about the cheapest BUT MOST IMPORTANT software you
will have installed on your computer after your operating system.
I will cover the "Big Guns" of scanning software because
you should have ONLY the best. You have all kinds of anti-theft devices
for your precious posession which were NOT cheap, so, for your computer,
only the BEST will do. To cut corners, is NOT an option for your
The programs average between $30-$70. If you are near a Costco,
when you purchase the software, there is usually a rebate. I literally
got my McAfee for nothing. It cost $40 and I recieved a $40 rebate [January
2002]. Such a Deal!!
They all provide free virus definition updates and scan engines for at
least one year: McAfee provides free for as long as you have the software
version [provided it still works with your operating system and the scan
engine is capable of handling the latest virus definitions].
Well, lets get down
to business and show you how to use it!