PC Caught A Virus? Install an Antivirus.

Hello, it’s @Shay and you probably came here because your PC got a little sick with a virus. No worries here at ComputeeZA we’re here to help.

On this post I will be touching on how to get rid of something we PC users hate the most…

Malware.

So, throughout your life you must’ve come across a virus, trojan or some type of malicious code that somehow found its way onto your PC.

You don’t know how, but suddenly your PC starts replicating files or continues to install that one tricky software that keeps on coming back… like the Terminator.

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KILL IT… DEAD

The good news is that there are ways to easily remove those buggers and help your PC come back to its former glory. ‘How?’ I hear you ask, it’s simple:

Install an anti-virus software like Kaspersky, ESET, Norton or Bitdefender.

It’s as simple as installing the anti-virus and letting it do its thing. Just download the software from their respected sites and install them.

Once it’s installed, click on the scan button and once the scan is done all you need to do is select an action if malware is discovered.

The actions include: removing the malware, quarantine them or ignore them.

What do these 3 actions actually do?

  • Selecting the Remove action would allow the anti-virus software to delete the malware and any damage it has done.
  • Selecting the Quarantine action would put the malware “away” somewhere safe where the antivirus deals with it until you decide what you would like to do with it. It doesn’t remove the malware; it just prevents the malware from causing more damage to your PC and the files on it.
  • Selecting the Ignore action, well that one’s self-explanatory. Isn’t it?

Which Anti-Virus software do I choose?

Personally, I like ESET, but you might prefer something else like Norton 360 or Kaspersky Total Security.

At the end of the day, it’s up to personal preference, maybe you just like the way a anti-virus looks or it’s easy to navigate and provides the same service, but with an ‘easy to use’ interface. Maybe a certain software provides specific features that you like.

Below I’ll be talking about which anti-virus software I recommend.

Anti-virus software

I will just be mentioning four that I’ve used before and right now I’m guessing you want this to be a quick read so I’ll keep it simple…

Norton360

First off, I’d like to state that Norton has been rated as 2020s #1 anti-virus software which confirms that I am not the only one that thinks it’s a software you should try out.

  • It provides advanced protection for your PC and gives you access to great features even on its standard plan that still provides you with all the anti-malware goodness that you’re looking for.
  • There are different plans for Norton 360 though. On the standard plan you’re given all the regular features of an anti-virus AND 10GB of secure cloud storage, unlimited VPN access (Virtual Private Network) and a password manager so the standard plan would work for anyone. (I might talk about VPN in an upcoming post, what do you think?)
  • If you’re looking for an anti-virus that will give you online protection then Norton 360 is a safe bet.
  • It’s also quite simple and easy to use, but allows you to customize if you want more.

Norton 360 is something you can depend on and won’t slow down your PC so that’s a win in my Book. A friendly reminder that it’s been rated #1 in 2020.

Bitdefender Total Security

Bitdefender has over half a billion users around the globe. So it is a trusted anti-virus program not just by me but those people as well.

  • Has a powerful anti-virus engine.
  • Scans are fast.
  • Constantly monitors applications for suspicious activity.
  • Has web protection features such as anti-spam, anti-fraud and provides protection against ransomware.

Its software can get a little complicated for some users but it’s an antivirus that’s worth figuring out though.

ESET Nod32

ESET Nod32 is like a starter pack of their security services. It is a great anti-virus here’s why:

  • It’s good for gamers and also works for slower PCs because it doesn’t require that much of your Computers resources.
  • Doesn’t have any pop-ups so while you’re busy working or using a full-screen program nothing will interrupt you.
  • Great for an entry level anti-virus and removes all types of malware, ransomwares, spyware, viruses.
  • Has features to help keep you secured in your PCs Environment although their Internet pack does provide more Network Security.
  • The interface however seems to be too much, (like too much. Honestly. Trust me) It’s too much for most people, but if you can work your way around that then it should not be that big of a deal.

Even though the interface might be a bit much, I still like ESET and I personally have been using it for a while now after a friend recommended it to me.

Kaspersky Internet Security

Right now, you guys are probably thinking; ‘Internet Security? I thought we’re talking about anti-virus programs here?’

  • The thing is, Kaspersky Internet Security has an anti-virus built into it and provides you protection online too. Cool isn’t it?
  • Monitoring your network Kaspersky Internet Security blocks and prevents any potential attacks that might happen while you’re busy doing your daily browsing.
  • It brings you an antivirus with internet services like anti phishing, a firewall, a system watcher, anti-spam, mail antivirus, web antivirus, cloud protection and a privacy cleaner. Plus a few additional features that would just make this list go on and on.
  • The user interface is quite simple to use as well. So, I’d like to think you guys could adapt to it quite quickly.

I have used Kaspersky Internet Security myself and found it to be quite useful for removal of malware and protection against online attacks. It does what you need it to do.

So, your PC would be protected if you pick any one of those four anti-virus programs, they keep your PC safe and secure and they do what an antivirus should.

I sure hope this post helped you pick your favorite Anti-virus software and if you would like for me to add more to this list please feel free to leave a comment or email us.

Want to learn how to clean your PC? Check out our first Post.

Your friend,

@Shay
Co-Founder of ComputeeZA

(EDITED BY @Aly.)

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