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Virus scanner

Virus scanner (anti-virus) software protects your data from viruses, worms or Trojan horses. It is therefore absolutely essential to have an up-to-date virus scanner if you download programs or files from the Internet or exchange them with other people. Regular updating of virus scanner software is crucial as several new viruses, worms and Trojan horses can emerge in just one day.

What needs to be done
  • Install a virus scanner
    Use an up-to-date virus scanner.
  • Update your virus scanner regularly
    Make sure that the virus scanner is updated at least two or three times a week. Most products have an automatic online update function that performs this work for you. It must be enabled.
  • Check that the licence is valid
    Check regularly whether the licence of the virus scanner is still valid. The software will still work after the licence expires. However, updates can no longer be retrieved.

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